Dr Bell Speaks at National Meeting on LINX
This last weekend, Dr Bell was asked to share his experience with LINX surgery to over 100 surgeons from across the country. It was a great opportunity to help educate and advance a great technology.
Exciting news for reflux surgery candidates! The LINX Reflux Management System is now covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. LINX is offered as an alternative to surgical fundoplication for the treatment of GERD, and is now available to over 15 million BCBS members. LINX is a new, […]
Dear Dr. Bell, I want to let you know your service and staff have treated me better than any office I have ever been affiliated with. The staff was extraordinary in explaining the procedure and worked hard to assure everything was as perfect as could be. As for the surgery, I could not have asked […]
I am a surgeon who operates on patients to treat their GERD, and I am also a patient who has suffered from GERD for a number of years. With over 20 years in practice as a Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, I have seen the pain and suffering […]
Before Surgery: Prior to surgery, most patients will be placed on a liquid diet for 7-10 days. This diet helps deplete the glycogen stores in the liver, making the liver shrink and become less fragile. This is helpful in surgery as we have to lift up the left side of the liver in order to […]
For more information about the CALIBER study or LINX Reflux Management System, call 303-788-7700 or contact us here.
As summer is winding down, we have a lot of exciting updates for you: CALIBER study: This is a randomized controlled trial that is sponsored by Torax, the maker of LINX. We were the first practice in the country to enroll patients in this study. We’re very excited to be able to offer this to […]
Reflux results from a weak valve between the esophagus and stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter). The gold standard surgery to fix this valve is the Nissen fundoplication. This surgery has been performed for over 50 years and works very well at treating reflux. The down side to this surgery is that there is a potential […]
Welcome back, Natalie: We are happy to welcome Natalie back for the summer. Natalie’s a college student and is interested in going to school to be a physician assistant (PA). She has worked with us while on her breaks from school for 3 years now. When not helping Dr Bell with research projects, she helps […]