Heartburn & Reflux
Center of Northwest Ohio

Location Information


Bluffton Hospital

139 Garau Street
Bluffton, OH 45817
Office Hours: 24 Hours

Blanchard Valley Hospital

1900 South Main St
Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours: 24 Hours


The LINX device is another way to reinforce the valve between the stomach and esophagus and help prevent reflux.  It is a flexible ring of small magnets that is placed around the esophagus just above the stomach using a few small incisions in the belly.  This creates a dynamic artificial sphincter that allows patients to easily swallow and belch but prevents inappropriate reflux.  After a complete evaluation we can discuss if this might be the right treatment option for you.

The procedure is done laparoscopically and lasts between 30-45 minutes and patient scan resume a normal diet that night.

Questions about LINX


What to Expect When Having Surgery at Blanchard Valley Hospital

What to Expect When Having Surgery at Bluffton Hospital

Post Operative Care:

Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation of the Lower Esophageal Sphincter

LINX Surgery Post-Op Diet