Dr. Fowler is now doing the LINX procedure at Adventist Health Castle in Kailua. The LINX procedure is an approximately one hour outpatient laparoscopic operation where a ring of magnetic beads re-establish the valve between the stomach and esophagus. This prevents acid reflux without interfering with normal eating. If you suffer from advanced GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, this may be a great option to consider.
Traditionally, severe GERD patients were offered lifetime acid-suppression medication or operative fundoplication. Medication carries the risks of side-effects, while traditional surgery had poor long-term success with significant side-effects. This new LINX procedure has had excellent results with minimal side effects and is covered by most insurance companies.
For more information about the LINX procedure contact Aloha Surgery at 808-521-1300.