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The CharterCARE Heartburn Program, Featuring the LINX Implant.

Available in Rhode Island only at Roger Williams Medical Center

A revolutionary treatment for reflux disease.

Watch to learn how the LINX implant can free you from a lifetime of heartburn symptoms and dependence on heartburn pills. Then complete the form to request an appointment.


A simple device with life-changing potential.

Up to 1 in 5 U.S. adults suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Millions of patients rely on medications to treat GERD, medications for GERD are designed to control or suppress acid production in the stomach. They do not address the mechanical cause of GERD, a weak sphincter muscle. Approximately 40% of GERD sufferers continue to suffer symptoms while taking medications for GERD.

LINX Reflux Management System is a revolutionary treatment for GERD demonstrated to reduce dependence on medication and improve quality of life.

Demonstrated consistent symptom improvement.

5-Year results of a landmark study confirm LINX® as a beneficial treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

  • 85% of patients were free from dependence on daily GERD medication. 
  • Elimination of regurgitation in 99% of patients. 
  • Elimination of heartburn in 85% of patients.
  • Patients reported a significant improvement in their quality of life.


Dr. Pohl is the only Rhode Island trained surgeon offering this revolutionary treatment for reflux disease. Learn more about Dr. Pohl and his staff here.



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