Bay Surgical Specialists -  - Surgeon

Bay Surgical Specialists

Surgeons located in St. Petersburg, FL

LINX Reflux Management System Specialist

Do you have heartburn, difficulty swallowing, or regurgitation? These are symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which affects about 20% of the US population. At Bay Surgical Specialists, Kevin Huguet, MD, FACS, and Jamii St. Julien, MD, MPH, offer the LINX® Reflux Management System, which is a convenient and long-lasting solution for people with GERD. Call or book an appointment at the St. Petersburg, Florida, office to learn how this minimally invasive procedure can end your GERD symptoms today.

LINX Reflux Management System Q & A

What is the LINX Reflux Management System?

With the LINX Reflux Management System, your doctor performs a minimally invasive procedure to implant a small, quarter-sized ring around your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The device, which contains a string of magnets, keeps the LES closed to prevent stomach acid from entering the esophagus. It temporarily opens when you swallow, allowing you to eat and drink normally.

Bay Surgical is the only practice in the area that offers the LINX Reflux Management System. It’s a practical and safe solution if you have GERD and want an alternative to over-the-counter or prescription acid suppression medications.

How soon does the LINX Reflux Management System work? 

The LINX technology starts working right away, so you’ll experience immediate symptom relief. Since the procedure is also minimally invasive, you won’t have a large surgical incision or a long recovery time.

What are the benefits of the LINX Reflux Management System?

The advantage of this procedure is that it helps your digestive tract do exactly what it’s supposed to, which is to keep stomach acid out of the esophagus. Unlike other procedures that treat reflux, this one doesn’t require any alteration to your stomach.

With the LINX Reflux Management System, you can also burp or vomit normally. Because it’s an outpatient procedure, you can go home the same day as your surgery and even resume a normal diet right away. In fact, you’re encouraged to keep your diet the same, as this helps the body adapt to the LINX technology.

Another advantage of the procedure is that you’ll still be able to go through airport security or have an MRI. Since the system uses strong magnets that will never wear out, you can end multiple visits to the pharmacy and leave behind medications forever.

The physicians at Bay Surgical Specialists are the only area professionals expertly trained in the LINX Reflux Management System. They can ensure a safe, complication-free procedure. They can also coordinate your care if you need other services related to weight loss.

To get the symptom relief you need from GERD, schedule a personalized consultation today with the easy, online booking tool.

Insurances Accepted

This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Assurant Health
Averde Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Coventry Health Care
Magellan Health
Preferred Care Partners
Simply Healthcare
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