Dr. Andrew VanOsdol, is a general surgeon at Rapid City Regional Health. Tis the season for over indulging ourselves with fatty foods, drinks and sweets. And often our gastrointestinal track pays us back. There are some who have this experience every day and need relief. Dr. Van Osdol has introduced a procedure West River called the LINX procedure. This is for patients with gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD. The LINX is a tiny bracelet of magnetic beads designed to support the lower esophageal sphincter.