Gastroenterology

Disease-related costs decrease after GERD procedure




Treating patients with GERD with magnetic sphincter augmentation using the Linx Reflux Management System helped reduce disease-related and overall medical costs in the year following surgery, according to study results.
“The higher initial cost of a Linx procedure compared to a Nissen fundoplication is perceived as a drawback by insurers, which made getting insurance approvals challenging,” Blair Jobe, MD, director of the Esophageal and Lung Institute at Allegheny Health Network, said in a press release.
In a prospective observational study presented at the Annual Meeting of the

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