Acid Reflux Relief

Get Your Independence Back

If you are concerned about long-term side effects from your acid reflux medication, a new procedure at Centegra Health System may help. Amir Heydari, MD now performs a minimally invasive procedure to provide relief from acid reflux, heartburn, GERD and bloating.

Solve Acid Reflux For Good

LINX Acid Reflux Blow Out by the Lower Esophageal Sphincter
Acid reflux occurs when a weak muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) allows acid and bile to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus. This creates pain and can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus.

LINX Closed to Inhibit Acid Reflux
LINX® is a flexible ring of small magnets placed around the LES during a minimally invasive procedure. The strength of the magnets helps keep the weak LES closed to prevent acid reflux.

LINX Acid Reflux Swallowing Food
When you swallow, LINX® opens temporarily to allow food and liquid to pass into the stomach.

Tiny Device, Big Results

The LINX® device is about the size of a quarter and fits around your esophagus. Once secure it prevents stomach acid from entering the esophagus. Patients usually experience immediate relief from heartburn, bloating and regurgitation.Actual Size of LINX compared to a quarter for treatment of Acid Reflux and GERD

The LINX® Advantage

  • Minimally invasive
  • Short outpatient procedure
  • No alteration to the stomach
  • Resume normal activities in days
  • No special diet

Video graphic for LINX acid reflux procedure

Meet Dr. Heydari

Amir Heydari, MD

Amir J. Heydari, MD, FACS

Dr. Heydari earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Heydari is a practicing board-certified general surgeon and specializes in bariatric, oncologic and laparoscopic surgeries. He has served in a variety of medical staff positions at Centegra Health System, including medical staff president and the Chairman of Department of Surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery.

Dr. Heydari understands the individual needs of any person who wishes to live a healthier life. He specializes in general and bariatric surgery and is highly experienced in a range of laparoscopic surgical techniques. He has dedicated a great part of his practice to minimally invasive weight-loss (bariatric) surgeries and care of overweight patients. He has furthered his training to include the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and its complications. He offers the LINX® Reflux Management System, standard laparoscopic fundoplications and hiatal hernia repairs.

Ready To Solve Your Acid Reflux

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 815-455-2752 or complete the form at the top of this page.