San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of the Heartburn Center of South Texas is pleased to announce that he is currently the exclusive LINX provider in South Texas. LINX gives long-term relief to patients with heartburn and acid reflux and who have failed in the past with pills and other gastrointestinal procedures.
Dealing with the pain of constant heartburn for years, Amy finally decided she’d had enough when the only food she could eat comfortably was baked chicken and water. Not being able to enjoy going out to eat for lunch or plan dinner parties, without taking a large daily regime of pills, she started to think there had to be another way to live. “Every day I thought I was going to die from my heartburn,” she recalled.
Amy had seen more multiple gastroenterologists trying to find relief. Everything she had tried including multiple pills, both over the counter and prescription, failed to provide relief from her heartburn and acid reflux. Every gastroenterologist she visited had a similar treatment plan – more medications, better medications, newer medications, none of which suited Amy and the treatment plan she wanted. This frustration caused Amy to take matters into her own hands. Doing her own research, she found that there were surgical options to control her symptoms and came across an innovative procedure called the LINX Reflux Management System. After learning that the LINX was highly recommended by patients who’d had the procedure, and of its high success rate, she decided to look into the Heartburn Treatment Center which was one of the exclusive centers that offered it. Wanting to learn more, Amy called the Heartburn Treatment Center to set up an appointment as soon as possible.
“When I found the Heartburn Treatment Center, I actually felt somebody cared about me and understood what I was going through,” she said about the day she visited with her heartburn surgeon. “Of all the options I was offered, LINX made the most sense.” After Amy underwent several specific clinical tests ordered by her surgeon, she quickly found out that she was a candidate for the LINX procedure. Elated by this, she booked the soonest appointment for the minimally invasive procedure that finally provided hope for relief.
The day of her procedure, Amy was out of the operating room within thirty minutes, and by the next day, she was back at home with no diet nor activity restrictions. “I drove three hours to have it done and I’m so glad I did,” she said about the long drive to the hospital that she was more than willing to make. Amy soon found out that her relief and time was more than worth the extra miles. At home, she immediately began eating foods that she hadn’t been able to enjoy in years, much more than just plain baked chicken and water. She was elated! Amy could not believe that she could now eat different foods without grabbing her heartburn medications soon after consuming them. “I want everyone to have a LINX if they have heartburn,” Amy mused, illustrating how much happier she instantly was after returning home from her procedure.
After the LINX was placed, Amy was readily able to discontinue all of her heartburn medications, both over the counter and prescriptions. “I have taken no medicines in over a year since the day the LINX was placed,” she exclaimed, remembering the excitement she felt upon realizing that she hasn’t had to take a single pill for GERD, reflux or heartburn since her first day back from the hospital. “I thought there was no way I could be in love with a product,” she said. “I am with LINX because of what it’s done for me.”
About the Heartburn Center of South Texas
The Heartburn Treatment Centers of South Texas is led by Dr. Nilesh Patel, FACS, a nationally recognized and fellowship-trained surgeon. Our Centers focus on providing long-term acid reflux treatments that are best suited for our patients’ lifestyle. We have customized programs and treatment options to better assist our patients in obtaining the relief they have always desired allowing them to live longer, happier lives. Offices are located across major cities throughout Texas including San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, Seguin, Boerne, Killeen, Temple, Del Rio and Laredo. For more information, or to book a free informational seminar, please visit http://www.HeartburnMD.com.