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Knox Community Hospital Dr. Paul Taiganides, center, recently discussed his work with the Linx Reflux Management System with Dr. James “Butch” Rosser, left, and Dr. Tom DeMeester.
Knox Community Hospital Dr. Paul Taiganides, center, recently discussed his work with the Linx Reflux Management System with Dr. James “Butch” Rosser, left, and Dr. Tom DeMeester. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
December 26, 2013 10:34 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — There’s nothing elegant about digestive juices, but that’s the word a world-renowned surgeon used during his recent visit to Knox Community Hospital to describe the latest treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. It’s called the Linx Reflux Management System, which Dr. Tom DeMeester categorized as “elegantly simple.”

DeMeester teamed with Torax Medical to bring the Linx device onto the market, and one of the first U.S. surgeons to embrace its use was Paul Taiganides. Dr. Taiganides brought his enthusiasm for the procedure to Knox County eight years ago, and the KCH Heartburn Center became the first Midwest facility to offer the surgery and the nation’s most active Linx implant center.

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