What is Linx treatment for GERD?

Entitled to bringing you the most advanced options for medical treatments, the expert professionals at the best surgical institute in Pakistan give you an affordable, permanent, and medicine-free prerogative of laparoscopic GERD treatment with Linx in Pakistan.

The main cause of the GERD is a weakened lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The weak LES muscle fails to contain bile and acid in the stomach and allows it to reflux or flow back to the stomach. For the best GERD treatment in Pakistan, the surgeons surgically introduce an external aid, Linx, to support the function of LES.

Who is the candidate for GERD treatment with Linx surgery?

GERD patients aged 21 or older, healthy enough to bear the consequences of any surgery, usually qualify for the Linx treatment. However, at ALSA Pakistan, we ensure the suitability of the treatment procedure by analyzing the pressure created by the peristalsis causing muscles in the esophagus via the following pre-surgical testing;

  • A 48-hour acid test to analyze the frequency of reflux events.
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Esophageal motility study to confirm the actual cause of GERD
  • Upper GI barium swallow

The procedure of Linx treatment

Linx refers to a medical device with a flexible band of beads made of titanium. The band beads have magnetic cores which are interconnected via titanium wire. The Linx treatment for GERD proceeds by making four to five minor incisions to access the LES. The surgeons cut some amount of tissue around the esophagus just above the stomach near LES. Then, he interpolates the Linx ring around the esophagus.

Upon swallowing the food, the pressure in the esophagus forces the beads apart, and opens the titanium wires. Hence, it allows the food and liquid to go down into the stomach. Then, the beads return to their previous closed position, keeping the stomach content from entering the esophagus.

After careful consideration of your medical condition, the veteran surgeon at ALSA Pakistan performs the laparoscopic GERD treatment with Linx in Pakistan with state-of-the-art machinery at the facility. The procedure for Linx treatment is performed under general anesthesia, and it takes less than one hour. After the surgeon implant the Linx, the device operates immediately and relieves the condition.


Benefits of Linx treatment

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Linx system as a stellar treatment option for GERD in 2012. it has proven to be the most promised gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment in Pakistan, as 90 to 95 percent of the GERD patients stop taking medication, and 5 to 10 percent rarely take medicine after the surgery. Hence, ALSA Pakistan offers you the best Linx treatment for GERD in Pakistan via laparoscopic surgery because;

  • The patient will be using low to no medicine to relieve the condition after the Linx treatment for GERD. It is minimally invasive.
  • The doctor may discharge the patients within one day and they can resume their daily routine.
  • It eliminates and reduces the symptoms of acid reflux & heartburn.
  • Faster recovery.
Best Linx Treatment for GERD in Pakistan

Linx Treatment Cost

Apart from the medical benefits of Linx treatment, you must know that it is just another form of acid anti-reflux surgery. Hence, the Linx treatment cost is often covered by health insurance.

Linx treatment side effects

Notably, the patients who undergo Linx gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment in Pakistan cannot undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unless the MRI scan magnet is less than 1.5 Tesla. On the contrary, there may be some Linx treatment side effects like any other surgical procedure, such as risks related to anesthesia, sepsis, or infection. However, these risks are minor. In addition, the experts confer that the patients may experience;

  • Post-operative pain
  • Temporary difficulty in swallowing
  • Bloating of the stomach for a while.

However, with the Best Linx treatment for GERD in Pakistan, such conditions resolve in no time.

Indeed, with ALSA Pakistan at your service, you no longer have to suffer from the symptoms of GERD and follow a lifetime prescription.