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SOURCE: Ehrlich Bariatrics
Dr. Tim Ehrlich, a leader in minimally disruptive surgeries, provides acid reflux relief to patients through use of progressive FDA approved LINX® Reflux Management System.
Shelton, CT (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Recent FDA approval of the innovative LINX® Reflux Management System has provided a new, minimally invasive treatment for people suffering from acid reflux. St. Vincent’s Medical Center, located in Bridgeport, CT, is the first medical center in the state to approve surgeries using LINX®. Dr. Tim Ehrlich, a leader in minimally invasive surgeries, has been fueling the movement to incorporate the LINX® system, with a focus on creating relief for patients who are looking for a less intrusive solution for chronic reflux.
According to research performed by the University of North Carolina, 19 million people are affected by acid reflux disease each year, while upwards of 60 million people experience heartburn due to reflux once a month. Says Dr. Ehrlich, “Reflux is becoming an increasingly common complaint in all ages. In circumstances where changes to diet haven’t resulted in an improvement, we look to alternate treatment methods.” Those who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), but shy away from traditional treatments, may find relief in this innovative surgical solution. Unlike traditional methods, which may require small incisions to the abdomen and a longer recovery, LINX®, which utilizes a ring of magnetic beads, is a small implant that strengthens and supports the esophageal sphincter rather than alter the abdomen.
Armed with an excellent safety profile and very high levels of patient satisfaction determined through two FDA regulated clinical trials, LINX® is a promising new procedure. Patients generally return to normal eating habits and activities within a short period, and side effects are less frequent than with traditional surgeries. LINX® Reflux Management System is recommended for patients diagnosed with GERD symptoms but who have not found relief despite medical therapy for reflux treatment.
Dr. Ehrlich has been on the forefront of bariatric advancements, performing more than 2,500 successful weight loss procedures over the course of his prestigious career. He has spent his profession pioneering non-disruptive weight-loss procedures, with a focus on improving GERD treatments. He is certified by the American Board of Surgeons (ABS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, among other distinguished accolades.
Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, Dr. Timothy Ehrlich is the founder of Ehrlich Bariatrics and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Griffin Hospital. Dr. Ehrlich also works with patients in Southport and Shelton and has a satellite office in Waterford, Connecticut. Ehrlich Bariatrics offers free informational weight-loss surgery seminars weekly throughout Connecticut. To learn more, please call their office at 203-880-5000. Additionally, you can visit their website at http://www.ehrlichbariatrics.com or connect with them on Facebook or Twitter.
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