What is the LINX procedure?

The LINX procedure is a minimally invasive surgery used to alleviate the symptoms of Chronic Acid Reflux or GERD. The procedure involves installing a metallic band at the bottom of the esophagus to prevent stomach acids from re-entering. The metallic beads wrapped around the base of your esophageal sphincter use magnetic force to open when you swallow and close after digestion. The surgery usually takes no longer than an hour and is an outpatient procedure. A normal diet can be resumed almost immediately.

Who Qualifies for the LINX Procedure?

The qualification process for the LINX procedure is similar to that of most surgeries. Patients undergo pre-surgical testing to determine their qualifications. In general, individuals who are 21 years of age or older and fit for surgery may qualify.

LINX Procedure at Schneck

Schneck Surgical Associates are a team of experts serving the needs of patients experiencing GERD in Seymour, Indiana. Their expertise and caring demeanor provide LINX candidates with the peace of mind they need. Contact our Surgical Associates department to determine if you’re a candidate for LINX surgery.

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LINX Procedure Providers

Meet the team responsible for life-changing GERD treatments at Schneck.

G Brandon Millick

G. Brandon Millick, MD

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients return home the same day as their procedure.

Most LINX incisions are made beneath the rib cage in the upper abdomen, and most are very small, about 5-mm (1/2 cm). A single 1-cm incision will also be made.

Some patients have experienced difficulty swallowing or mild discomfort after the LINX procedure. These adverse effects typically only last a few weeks, if at all.

The LINX procedure alleviates symptoms of Chronic Acid Reflux or GERD, which means you can enjoy more of the foods and beverages you love with less discomfort!

Interested in a LINX procedure?

The team at Schneck is happy to answer any and all questions. We’re ready to bring you the relief you need to improve your quality of life.

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