Saint Francis offering new Acid Reflux procedure

Updated: Apr. 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau is now offering the LINX Reflux Management System procedure for those who suffer from acid reflux.

According to Saint Francis, during the procedure, a flexible bracelet of magnetic titanium beads is implanted around the esophagus laprascopically.

"The Linx procedure is a great alternative to traditional anti-reflux operations, and may avoid some of the side effects," says Carson Cunningham, MD, a general surgeon at Saint Francis Medical Center. "It is also reversible, and patients are able to eat a normal diet immediately afterward."

Not all patients are candidates for the LINX Reflux Management System.

For more information about this procedure, please call 573-331-3992.

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