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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

No special diet

Generally expected user experience*

Life-changing benefits*

Why Buckhead Surgery Center?

Our experts offer the latest, innovative solutions for reflux in an advanced setting of care with unequaled patient focus and service.

Patient Focus

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

ONE team to call for all your needs.

Service

Team of reflux specialists

Test results evaluated quickly

Flexible procedure scheduling

No hassle with insurance

MEET DR. SMITH

C. Daniel Smith, MD, FACS

C. Daniel Smith is an internationally recognized surgeon specializing in the management of gastric and esophageal disease, especially GERD, Barrett's esophagus, esopha­geal cancer, hiatal hernia, achalasia, and complex redo surgery.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Smith has cared for thousands of patients with esophageal problems, performing an average of 150-200 esophageal surgeries per year. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world with managing esophageal conditions, including some of the most complex problems of the esophagus. Patients have traveled from around the world for Dr. Smith's surgical expertise and care.

Dr. Smith is an expert in the use of advanced surgical technologies and techniques in his practice. This includes using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) thereby providing patients with less invasive options for managing their surgical condition.

Dr. Smith was one of the first surgeons to implant LINX, and is one of the most experienced LINX surgeons in the world.

C. Daniel Smith, MD, FACS

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

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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.