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Finally! Relief for Unbearable Acid Reflux: The LINX Procedure

Who hasn't experienced the occasional acid reflux from a particularily spicy dinner or an extra slice of pizza? Nothing that an over-the-counter pill wouldn't relieve, right? Unfortunately, for seven long years, Shawnee Williams, suffered not a few but daily episodes of progressively worsening acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, GERD. At only age 25, she experienced [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 38,000 adults and children who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Mayo Clinic specialists are skilled in distinguishing GERD from other disorders that may cause similar symptoms.
  • Team approach. Specialists in digestive diseases, throat diseases and surgery work together to solve your problem.
  • Comprehensive options. Virtually every test and treatment for GERD is available in one convenient location. If surgery is needed, Mayo Clinic doctors perform hundreds of anti-reflux surgeries each year.
  • Children's care. Mayo Clinic pediatric specialists are experts at distinguishing GERD from other illnesses and from normal reflux that occurs in the first year of life.
  • Efficiency. Your team can usually diagnose your problem and recommend a treatment in just a few days.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

July 31, 2014