Peter J. Lydon, MD, FACS

Solve reflux, for good.

Reflux sufferers, meet LINX® — a revolutionary solution for reflux. It’s a simple device with life-changing potential. LINX® is intended for patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as defined by abnormal pH testing, and who are seeking an alternative to continuous acid suppression therapy. Continue on to learn more about this small device with big results.

The LINX® device was FDA approved in March of 2012 and is unique in that a functioning LES is recreated by using a specially designed weak magnetic chain around the LES. This is accomplished laparoscopically in a procedure that takes under an hour and requires, on average, a 24-hour hospital stay. No other antireflux procedure can accomplish the recreation of a functioning valve the way the LINX® device does. Early results have been excellent with 86% of patients off proton pump inhibitors at 24 months post-op. This procedure allow patient to consume a regular diet within days of surgery. If a hiatal hernia is present, it will be repaired in addition to the placement of the LINX® device. The SMG General Surgeons offer the implantation of the LINX® device to selected patients with GERD.


Just met with Dr. Lydon today for my post LINX review, 12 days post op. He is a phenomenal surgeon and an amazingly compassionate individual. He takes his time with you, never felt rushed. His bed side manner is impeccable. And his staff is just as amazing. I felt cared for and he prepped me for surgery to the point I felt comfortable and well prepared. I had zero hesitations after having spoken to Dr. Lydon several times. Very accommodating and easy to make appointments to fit my family and my schedule. He even spoke to my family and informed them of where I will be with my whole procedure before and afterwards too. I would highly recommend Dr. Lydon to any of my friends or family. Truly and honestly feel a little sad that our relationship will be coming to an end fairly soon. Wish more doctors had the same compassion and understanding that Dr. Lydon showed me personally. Thank you, Sir.
-Scott in RI

Peter J. Lydon, MD, FACS