Locations
Fort Sanders Regional

1819 Clinch Avenue, Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37916
865.524.3695

Michael A. Antiporda, MD
Board Certified: General Surgery
Fellowship: Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Tennova North Knoxville

7714 Conner Road, Suite 103
Powell, TN 37849
865.938.8121

David G. Schutter, MD
Board Certified: General Surgery
Fellowship: Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Parkwest

9430 Park West Boulevard, Suite 310
Knoxville, TN 37923
865.690.5263

Michael E. Kelly, MD, FACS
Board Certified: General Surgery
Fellowship: Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Learn more about Acid Reflux by downloading the “Understanding Reflux Disease” booklet.

LINX REFLUX MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The LINX system is a newer FDA-approved option for treating GERD.

The LINX device is a tiny bracelet of magnetic titanium beads. In this minimally invasive procedure, the device is placed around the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) to tighten  the opening and prevent acid reflux.

The LINX magnets open to allow food and liquid to pass into the stomach, while preventing stomach acid from backing up into the esophagus. With other acid reflux procedures it can sometimes be difficulty to belch or vomit, but the LINX allows some venting because it can be opened with enough pressure from the stomach.

It normally takes less than an hour for a surgeon to install the LINX device. Side effects are usually minimal.


Video

In this video Dr. Michael Antiporda explains the process for performing a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair by implanting a LINX device.

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Surgical Specialties

Our surgeons have specialized skills and knowledge in diverse areas. We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.