What is LINX reflux device?

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The LINX device is a titanium ring of magnetic beads. It’s placed around the lower end of the esophagus to strengthen the sphincter, or ring of muscle, that’s supposed to prevent acid and other stomach contents from rising. It is used in patients with severe GERD not managed with medications.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with LINX reflux device

Side effect Patients Percentage
Esophageal achalasia 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for LINX reflux device.