LINX®

We use advanced surgical techniques to provide you with relief from chronic heartburn or acid reflux (GERD), often with lasting results.

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If you suffer from chronic heartburn or acid reflux (GERD), turn to the digestive disorder specialists at Nuvance Health™ for relief. We offer advanced surgical options that keep harmful stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus. These techniques can help relieve your discomfort and reduce damage, often with lasting results
What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux or GERD) is a common digestive disorder. It occurs when a weak muscle in the tube (esophagus) connecting your mouth and your stomach doesn't close properly. As a result, stomach acid flows back into the esophagus and irritates its lining, causing damage.


Symptoms include:

  • Heartburn
  • Reflux
  • Pain or burning sensation in throat

Surgical Options

GERD can usually be controlled with lifestyle changes or medication. If these approaches are unsuccessful, or you wish to avoid long-term medication use, the surgical teams at Nuvance Health can help.


We use a coordinated team approach and the latest surgical techniques to help bring you relief from heartburn and esophageal damage. Options include:

  • LINX® Reflux Management System. This advanced treatment involves a flexible ring of small magnets that help the esophageal muscle close properly, preventing reflux. We use a minimally invasive approach to implant the device. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour. Most patients are able to return to a regular diet without symptoms or medication.
  • Fundoplication. This procedure involves wrapping the upper part of your stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus and sewing it into place. This tightens the muscle and prevents reflux. We use a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedure to perform a partial or complete wrap, which permanently changes the stomach.