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GERD - LINX System Specialist

Sergey Lyass, MD -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Sergey Lyass, MD

Bariatric Surgeon & Weight Loss Physician located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA & Glendale, CA

For patient suffering from GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, Dr. Lyass offers a revolutionary new treatment known as the Linx System. At his practice, Dr. Lyass can help patients throughout the Los Angeles area from one of three locations: Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey, and Glendale.

GERD – Linx System Q & A

What is the Linx System?

The Linx system is a laparoscopic procedure used to treat GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which causes stomach acid to breach the stomach and move up the esophagus. The procedure utilizes a quarter-sized device which encircles the patient’s reflux barrier. This prevents stomach acid from entering the person’s esophagus. This procedure is minimally invasive and patients have noticed a changes after the first day. Unlike other procedures used to treat reflux disease, the Linx device is secured around the outside of the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, and requires no changes to the stomach. Designed to last a lifetime, the Linx device is constructed of titanium and the permanent magnets are designed to move so if your esophagus needs to stretch it can.

Who is the Linx Procedure Meant for?

The procedure is intended for reflux disease patients who continue to have symptoms even after taking medications. The procedure can help patients avoid a lifetime of medication, pharmacy visits, and potential side effects.

How is the Linx Device Implanted? 

The device is implanted through a surgical laparoscopy. This technique utilizes small incisions in the abdominal wall to access the region around the esophagus where the device will be secured. 

When Can I Start Eating Normally?

It is recommended that patients return to a normal diet as soon as can be accepted. This assist the body with adapting to device.

When Can I Return to Normal Physical Activities?

Non-strenuous activity can be performed within a few of days after the procedure.

Can I go Through Airport Security?

The device is designed for everyday life and will not affect airport security metal detectors or equipment. 

Can I Have an MRI?

Both versions of the Linx device are safe in MRI scanning machines. One will be tolerated up to 0.7T, the other is safe up to 1.5T. If you are concerned about other MRI situations or have questions about the device, contact the office to speak with the doctor.

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