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Dr Richards

Dr Richards

Dr. William Richards, chair of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine holds a LINX device during surgey Monday May 16, 2016. LINX is the only device approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of GERD and has proven to eliminate dependence on medication and improve quality of life. The new device consists of a small, flexible band of magnets that is surgically placed around the esophagus just above the stomach to help prevent reflux. The strength of the magnets helps to keep the valve between the stomach and esophagus closed to prevent reflux. When you swallow, the magnets separate temporarily to allow food and liquid to pass into the stomach. BEST

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