A new study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology shows that patients who experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have better results – both short and long-term – after having the LINX procedure than those who treat their GERD with medical therapy.
About William O. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S.
As director of the University of South Alabama Surgical Weight Loss Center and the Professor and Chair of Surgery, Dr. Richards has special interest in all aspects of bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Learn more about Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery at the University of South Alabama Center for Weight Loss Surgery.
Dr. Richards also performs esophageal surgery to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease using the LINX® Reflux Management System. Learn more about surgical options for treating GERD at USA Health.
Dr. Richards' other interests are in laparoscopic surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, including repair of hiatal hernia, achalasia, esophageal and gastric disorders, treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and gastric motility disorders.