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.
I was researching reflux surgery on the internet one night and I came across a surgeon who was an “expert” in reflux surgery. I went to his website and this is what was listed as his expertise: Adrenalectomy Appendicitis Breast Surgery Cancer Surgery Colorectal Surgery Endoscopy & Colonoscopy Esophagus Surgery Gallbladder Surgery GERD Surgery Hernia […]
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, […]
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 […]
I wanted to highlight a patient’s story as she has been such an inspiration to me: Dr Bell and I have known Jill since 2012 when she came to see us after having a fundoplication in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2009. She had terrible regurgitation and heartburn and was diagnosed with scleroderma that same […]
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 […]
I saw a post on Facebook of a patient who had surgery a year ago and has had problems swallowing since then (dysphagia). For this patient, it is causing awful chest pains, excessive weight loss, and overall worse quality of life than before surgery. She stated she wished she never had surgery and just lived […]