AdventHealth Dade City Introduces A New Option for Acid Reflux

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Affecting one in every five Americans, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disease in the United States. AdventHealth Dade City is the first hospital in Pasco county to offer the LINX Reflux Management System (LINX). The LINX is an exciting, new surgical option that eliminates the symptoms caused by GERD.

The LINX system consists of a small, flexible band of magnets that are surgically placed around a weak esophageal sphincter, just above the stomach, helping prevent reflux.

“One of the advantages of the LINX System is that many patients will return home the day of surgery and will have the ability to resume a normal diet immediately following the procedure,” said Naga Thatimatla, MD, a board-certified surgeon and Chief of Surgery at AdventHealth Dade City. “We are pleased to offer our patients suffering from acid reflux a permanent and minimally-invasive solution, giving them freedom from lifelong antacid medications which can help with the symptoms but does not stop the reflux.”

The LINX Reflux Management System does not require a surgical alteration of the stomach and it is also less invasive than traditional GERD surgery. The LINX procedure will help to provide a lifetime of relief for those who struggle with acid reflux but have been unable to address it with medication or diet changes.

To learn more about the LINX procedure, visit


About AdventHealth Dade City

AdventHealth Dade City is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected system of care in nearly a dozen states with close to 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. Since 1973, the hospital has provided exceptional care and award-winning service. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the hospital is focused on delivering whole person care through skilled and compassionate caregivers who provide individualized care for body, mind and spirit. The hospital offers a wide variety of services to include, but not limited to, heart care, orthopedics, surgical care, bariatrics, a 24/7 emergency room, and transitional care unit. To learn more about the hospital’s services, visit

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