A 20 year old from Devon is one of the first patients in the UK to try the new procedure which could vastly improve his life-style and avoid Oesophogeal Cancer.
Lyndon Haslam, from Holsworthy, North Devon, suffers from Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease, commonly known as GORD. His symptoms had reduced him to living off a liquid diet and have had a real impact on his day-to-day life.
Lyndon was booked in to have a procedure which would have altered the anatomy of his stomach.
Instead he opted to try a new procedure called LINX System,which is designed to support the body’s natural barrier in eliminating the symptoms of GORD, doesn’t involve any change to the anatomy of the stomach.
It consists of a small, flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that is placed around the oesophagus just above the stomach via keyhole surgery.
Lyndon, who is now recover at home, said: “I turn 21 in August and just could not bear the thought of suffering with these symptoms any longer which is why I decided to have the LINX procedure.”