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Freedom from Medication

Freedom from Heartburn

Freedom from Regurgitation

Less Bloating

Overall Improved Quality of Life

Are you concerned with a lifetime of medication, pharmacy visits and potential side effects? LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with reflux disease who continue to suffer symptoms despite taking medication. If this sounds like you, it’s time for LINX.

Stop reflux at its source.

Reflux is caused by a weak muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that allows acid and bile to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus, creating pain and often causing damage to the lining of the esophagus.

LINX is a flexible ring of small magnets placed around the LES during a minimally invasive procedure. The strength of the magnets helps keep the weak LES closed to prevent reflux.

When you swallow, LINX opens temporarily to allow food and liquid to pass into the stomach.

The LINX® Advantage

Minimally Invasive

Short outpatient procedure

No alteration to the stomach

Resume normal activity in days

Minimal side effects

Generally expected user experience*

Life-changing benefits*

Why Surgone Foregut Institute?

Our experts offer the latest, innovative solutions for reflux and are dedicated to patient focus and service.

Patient Focus

Expert support during EVERY step of your journey from initial consultation to post-operative care

Individualized evaluation and treatment recommendations

Service

One team, one physician to provide personal care

Rapid procedure scheduling

No hassle with insurance

Direct-pay options available

MEET DR. Bell

Reginald C.W. Bell M.D., F.A.C.S.

Reginald C.W. Bell M.D., F.A.C.S. is the founder of the SurgOne Foregut Institute. He has had extensive experience performing minimally invasive procedures on the esophagus and stomach with over 20 years in practice.

He is a Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Society of General Surgeons, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.

Reginald (Reg) Bell earned undergraduate degrees in Physics and in English Literature at Stanford University in 1976. He then completed a Master’s Degree in the Study of Religion at the University of Virginia, and began work on a Ph.D. in the Study of Religion at Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1979. He then received his M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1985. He interned and received his General Surgical training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, completing as Chief Resident in 1990. In 1990 he entered private practice in Englewood, CO.

Reginald C.W. Bell M.D., F.A.C.S.

Ready to solve your reflux?

Are you concerned with a lifetime of medication, pharmacy visits and potential side effects? LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with reflux disease who continue to suffer symptoms despite taking medication. If this sounds like you, it’s time for LINX.
  1. Complete testing and evaluate results
  2. Discuss payment options
  3. Schedule procedure

GET STARTED

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 303-788-7700 or complete the form below.

FAQs

LINX® is implanted using a surgical technique called laparoscopy. This technique uses small incisions in the abdominal wall to access the area around the esophagus where the device will be placed.
Patients are encouraged to return to a normal diet as quickly as tolerated. This helps the body adapt to LINX®.
Patients are generally able to return to non-strenuous activity within a couple of days.
Patients who have received LINX® have reported the ability to belch and vomit.
LINX® is designed to be a lifelong implant. The cases and wires are constructed of titanium, which has a long history of use in permanent medical implants. LINX® uses permanent magnets that are designed not to wear out.
LINX® should not affect airport security. All patients will be provided with an implant card to have available in the event an issue arises.
A small number of patients have reported sensations in the area of LINX®. It is not known if this is the device or the result of surgery in the area. These sensations have gone away over time.
There are two versions of the LINX device. One is safe in MRI scanning machines up to 0.7T, the other is safe to 1.5T. You should discuss the MRI scanning options with your doctor prior to deciding on treatment with LINX®.
Costs will vary by region and physician. Affordable payment options may be available. Talk to your doctor about payment and financing options.