Left Transthoracic Approach for Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device LINX Implantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Magnetic sphincter augmentation with the LINX Reflux Management System (Torax Medical, St. Paul, MN) is a recently introduced surgical option with comparable therapeutic efficacy for medically refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease. An appropriately sized LINX device is usually placed around the gastroesophageal junction through a laparoscopic approach. In general, redo abdominal surgeries are technically challenging, with a higher risk of associated morbidity. This highlights the need to obtain feasible alternative access to place the LINX device for certain patient populations. In this case series, we described 2 patients who underwent LINX device implantation through left thoracotomy because of previous abdominal surgeries that prohibited a transabdominal approach.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alnasser, SA; Salfity, HV; Klapper, JA; Hartwig, MG

Published Date

  • October 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 4

Start / End Page

  • e225 - e227

PubMed ID

  • 30885852

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.02.014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands