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Cure Your Acid Reflux!

Stop suffering from GERD for good with comprehensive, minimally-invasive surgical solutions.

Although 1 in 5 U.S. adults suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), few are adequately treating their condition — instead they’re only masking their symptoms through medication. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from GERD and surgery could change your life:

  • Chest pain
  • Heartburn
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Chronic cough
  • Regurgitation

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

What causes GERD?

Many factors can cause GERD, but one of the most common is a weakness in your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a circular muscle that allows passage of food from your esophagus to your stomach. When your LES is weak, stomach acid can flow backward (reflux) into the esophagus, where it doesn’t belong.

What damage can GERD cause?

Regular exposure to stomach acid can cause inflammation in your esophagus (esophagitis). This can lead to esophageal narrowing and even a more serious condition called Barrett’s esophagus.

GERD can cause serious problems over time.

The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is an important muscle at the bottom of the esophagus at its connection to the stomach. When the LES is weak, stomach acid can travel backward (reflux) up into the esophagus, causing tissue damage and a variety of unpleasant symptoms, such as heartburn, chest pain, chronic cough and regurgitation. Without surgically fixing GERD, it can lead to numerous, potentially serious complications, such as esophageal cancer.

Only Surgery Cures GERD

Covering up the symptoms of GERD with antacids or other medications may not end your pain, discomfort and sleepless nights because medications don’t stop reflux. The root cause of GERD isn’t an acidic stomach, but rather a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the muscle responsible for keeping stomach acid out of the esophagus. For a large number of people, true freedom from reflux only comes from surgery that reinforces the LES.

At NTSOA, we offer multiple custom surgical solutions designed to cure your GERD, not just treat it. You don’t have to spend the rest of your life fighting heartburn. Check out our surgical solutions below: 

– LINX® System: A new, revolutionary procedure in GERD surgery. A small device is implanted through minimally-invasive techniques that reinforces the LES, keeping stomach acid out of the esophagus and preventing the uncomfortable effects of GERD. Read more about LINX by clicking here.
– Fundoplication (Nissen & Toupet): The more traditional yet highly-effective cure for GERD. By wrapping the upper portion of the stomach around the esophagus, the LES is given the support it needs to operate properly, cure your reflux and end your discomfort.

Trust our experienced surgeons to give you excellent outcomes.

Our fellowship-trained, retired military surgeons — David L. Smith, MD, FACS and Thomas E. Le Voyer, MD, FACS — together have more than 45 years of experience and offer a wide range of surgical capabilities to the people of North Texas and beyond. And while they treat many different conditions, one of their most important areas of expertise is curing people like you who suffer from GERD.

As part of our treatment philosophy, we at North Texas Surgical Oncology Associates (NTSOA) emphasize truly great outcomes while providing exceptional levels of comfort and service. When you come to NTSOA for your anti-reflux surgery, you’ll get straightforward recommendations from highly credentialed and experienced surgeons who are committed to your best health and outcomes.

Insurance & Financing

Most insurance plans will cover your surgical reflux cure.
 

We accept most insurance plans — including HMO, PPO, and Medicare — and offer affordable financing to make sure you can access the care and relief you need.


Please contact us for a full list of in-network plans or for answers to your questions.

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4001 W. 15th Street
Suite 425
Plano, TX 75093

McKinney 
4510 Medical Center Dr.
Suite 302
McKinney, TX 75069

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6750 N. Macarthur Blvd.
Suite 257

Las Colinas, TX 75039

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Frisco, TX 75034

How Linx Works

LINX System: The new, highly effective cure for GERD.

While medications can mask the symptoms of GERD, true relief from restless, uncomfortable nights and tiresome medication is only possible through surgery. And because the LINX System is so easy to put in place, there’s no reason to delay fixing your GERD and fully enjoying a life without the damaging, uncomfortable effects of reflux.

The LINX System involves implanting a small, circular metal device around the esophagus, which then uses magnets to facilitate expansion and constriction. The procedure is minimally invasive, involving only a few small incisions. In this way, the LINX System supports the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to better prevent stomach acid from entering the esophagus. The LINX System is designed to last the rest of your life, can be installed with minimal disturbance to your anatomy, and gives great satisfaction to 97% of people who have the procedure.

Our experienced surgeons are the first in North Texas to offer the LINX procedure, and we will make sure that you fully understand your procedure prior to your operation. Our commitment to our patients’ well-being helps define our practice, and part of our promise is to ensure you’re completely comfortable before each step is taken.

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