You have goals. We help you achieve them.

Freedom from Medication

Freedom from Heartburn

Freedom from Regurgitation

Less Bloating

Overall Improved Quality of Life

Are you concerned with a lifetime of medication, pharmacy visits and potential side effects? LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with reflux disease who continue to suffer symptoms despite taking medication. If this sounds like you, it may be time for LINX.

Stop reflux at its source.

Reflux is caused by a weak muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that allows acid and bile to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus, creating pain and often causing damage to the lining of the esophagus.

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 reflux.

When you swallow, LINX opens temporarily to allow food and liquid to pass into the stomach.

The LINX® Advantage

Minimally Invasive

Short outpatient procedure

No alteration to the stomach

Resume normal activity in days

No special diet

Generally expected user experience*

Meet our Surgeons

Patrick Ray Reardon, MD

Patrick Ray Reardon, MD

General Surgery Houston, TX

Dr. Patrick R. Reardon is a board certified surgeon with expertise in several areas, including bariatric Surgery, gastrointestinal surgery (including colon & rectal surgery), hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, endocrine surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Reardon is a highly experienced doctor, with 32 years of practice in his field. He attended medical school, as well as completed his residency and fellowship, at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine, and is currently certified by the American Board of Surgery. Also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), he is known in the community for his research studies. Click here to read scholarly articles and research outputs by Dr. Reardon.

He is highly regarded by his patients, who consistently give him high patient satisfaction rankings. He was voted a top MD by Consumer’s Checkbook, a SuperDoctor by, and has won a Patients’ Choice Award.

Patrick Ray Reardon, MD

Lee Mathew Morris, MD

General Surgery Houston, TX

Dr. Lee Morris is a board-certified surgeon specializing in surgery of the alimentary tract, including minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. After graduating from Louisiana State, Dr. Morris completed his medical school degree at the Medical College of Georgia’s School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. He is currently affiliated with Methodist Hospital.

He is a member of a number of professional societies, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). In 2015 he earned a Compassionate Doctor Recognition from, indicating his patients’ satisfaction with his care.

Dr. Morris is also well-known for participation in academic research, which he has conducted on a broad range of topics. Click here to read scholarly articles and research outputs from Dr. Morris.


For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (713) 790-3140 or complete the form below.

Our Location

Dr. Patrick Reardon and Dr. Lee Morris both operate out of the Houston Methodists Reflux Center & G.I. Physiology Lab.

Located at: 6550 Fannin St.
Smith Tower, Suite 2435
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 790-3140
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm


LINX® is implanted using a surgical technique called laparoscopy. This technique uses small incisions in the abdominal wall to access the area around the esophagus where the device will be placed.
Patients are encouraged to return to a normal diet as quickly as tolerated. This helps the body adapt to LINX®.
Patients are generally able to return to non-strenuous activity within a couple of days.
Patients who have received LINX® have reported the ability to belch and vomit.
LINX® is designed to be a lifelong implant. The cases and wires are constructed of titanium, which has a long history of use in permanent medical implants. LINX® uses permanent magnets that are designed not to wear out.
LINX® should not affect airport security. All patients will be provided with an implant card to have available in the event an issue arises.
A small number of patients have reported sensations in the area of LINX®. It is not known if this is the device or the result of surgery in the area. These sensations have gone away over time.
There are two versions of the LINX device. One is safe in MRI scanning machines up to 0.7T, the other is safe to 1.5T. You should discuss the MRI scanning options with your doctor prior to deciding on treatment with LINX®.