Category Archives: LINX

Gastric Sleeve Q&A with Dr. Ballard

Q: Why is the gastric sleeve so popular? About a decade and a half ago, the gastric bypass was the most popular bariatric procedure in the United States, the Lap-Band® was just being introduced and the gastric sleeve was still …

What We Know About Reflux After Gastric Sleeve

When you discuss the gastric sleeve with your surgeon, one of the risks that you will undoubtedly hear of is worsened acid reflux after the procedure. Recent data has shown that approximately 35% of gastric sleeve patients may experience new …

Comparing LINX to Traditional Fundoplication for GERD

Any time a new device or technique is developed for a commonly treated condition, especially one with an existing and effective surgical treatment, surgeons approach it with a healthy amount of excitement and skepticism. After all, replacing a tried-and-true procedure …

Can GERD Cause Esophageal Cancer?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated as GERD, is characterized by the chronic backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. This acid reflux occurs, when the Lower Esophageal Sphincter, or LES, does not effectively do its job of sealing food and digestive …

Comparing LINX Reflux Management System with Increased PPI Dosage

A clinical study published in early 20191 followed patients with continued moderate-to-severe regurgitation after single dose omeprazole – A common PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) for stomach acid. Some patients were assigned to a group that underwent a procedure to implant …