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Wellness Center to Host FREE Reflux Program

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/17/2013
12:00 pm

Location
NMMC Wellness Center

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TUPELO, Miss.*The North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center is hosting a free program, “New Treatment for Reflux,” at noon Thursday, Oct. 17.

David Gilliland, M.D., of Surgery Associates, P.A. will discuss a new procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. In reflux, the lower esophageal sphincter, the muscle at the bottom of the esophagus and the entrance to the stomach, becomes weak and dysfunctional. Left untreated, reflux can lead to serious complications. Dr. Gilliland now offers the LINX Reflux Management System, a string of very small magnets enclosed in titanium beads. When placed around the outside of the esophagus, the magnetic attraction between the beads helps the sphincter stay closed to prevent reflux. A light lunch will be provided for those who pre-register by calling (662) 377-4141 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375). For more information about LINX, visit www.nmhs.net/linx.php.