GAINESVILLE - Patients suffering from heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) now have a new treatment alternative to taking daily medication.
Casey Graybeal, MD, a surgeon with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Surgical Associates, recently performed the first surgical procedure in northeast Georgia using the FDA-approved LINX Reflux Management System. LINX is a minimally invasive treatment that addresses the main cause of GERD, eliminates heartburn, and, unlike traditional surgical treatment, still allows patients to vomit and belch.
"Many of the patients I see have spent years taking medications to reduce their GERD symptoms, never knowing that other options are available to essentially cure the disease," says Dr. Graybeal. "With the new LINX device, I am able to address the cause of reflux disease and eliminate painful symptoms while maintaining esophageal function."
Results from a clinical study showed that after treatment with the LINX System: