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Mary Kay Malensek

Enjoying new flavors of life after LINX® procedure

Mary Kay Malensek


Mary Kay: For years I was suffering with a lot of gastrointestinal problems. I had acid reflux that was just absolutely terrible, to where I was having chest pains that felt like a heart attack. My son's a chef, and he would cook these wonderful meals for us, and I couldn't eat.

My gastroenterologist finally referred me to Dr. Pozsgay at Summa Health, who thought I might be a good candidate for the new procedure called LINX, where the surgeon puts a ring of magnets just below your esophagus. And that prevents all that acid from going up into your esophagus.

The outcome for me was fantastic. As soon as I woke up and was able to eat something, I was fine. 100% fine.

I'm finally able to enjoy these wonderful meals that my son cooks for us. Now I have the opposite problem. I have to stop eating everything in sight.


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