Posted: Tuesday, May 13th 2014 at 4:36pm
NGPG surgeon offering new procedure to treat reflux disease
GAINESVILLE - Patients suffering from heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) now have a new treatment alternative to taking daily medication.
Casey Graybeal, MD, a surgeon with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Surgical Associates, recently performed the first surgical procedure in northeast Georgia using the FDA-approved LINX Reflux Management System. LINX is a minimally invasive treatment that addresses the main cause of GERD, eliminates heartburn, and, unlike traditional surgical treatment, still allows patients to vomit and belch.
“Many of the patients I see have spent years taking medications to reduce their GERD symptoms, never knowing that other options are available to essentially cure the disease,” says Dr. Graybeal. “With the new LINX device, I am able to address the cause of reflux disease and eliminate painful symptoms while maintaining esophageal function.”
Results from a clinical study showed that after treatment with the LINX System:
• 100 percent of patients no longer experienced severe regurgitation
• 99 percent of patients no longer experienced daily sleep disruption due to heartburn
• 94 percent of patients were satisfied with their overall condition
• 91 percent of patients no longer had to take daily GERD medication
Dr. Graybeal and his physician assistant, Jessica Keller, PA-C, recently began performing the LINX procedure at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Georgia’s #1 Surgery Hospital according to CareChex®.
To learn more about NGPG Surgical Associates and the procedures they perform, call 770-219-9200 or visit www.ngpg.org/surgery. To learn more about Dr. Graybeal’s treatment options for GERD, visit www.curemygerd.com.
Link: NE Ga. Physicians Group
Link: NE Ga. Health System
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