Whether you call it heartburn, acid reflux or GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease can mean misery for millions of adults in the U.S.
Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) is offering a new, medication-free solution. A free seminar will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium on the HMC campus. Hamilton Medical Center is the only hospital in the region, including Chattanooga, offering the procedure.
Steven Paynter, MD, will present information on the new LINX device that provides a safe and effective treatment alternative to heartburn medicines. LINX is a small, flexible ring of magnets that opens to allow food and liquid down, then closes to prevent stomach contents from moving up. LINX is implanted using a minimally invasive procedure, and patients generally go home within one day.
“LINX is a revolutionary solution for acid reflux,” said Paynter. “It has been proven to eliminate dependence on medication and improve quality of life.”
*If you would like to attend this event and need assistance with interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids, please indicate when registering.