SurgOne Foregut Institute

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Welcome to SurgOne Foregut Institute (SOFI)

Foregut refers to the upper portion of the GI tract – the esophagus and stomach. The most common disease of the foregut is GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); however many other entities such as LaryngoPharyngeal Reflux (LPR), achalasia, gastroparesis, and esophageal and gastric cancer are disorders of the foregut too.

We are a unique team who specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with disorders of the esophagus and stomach. We also engage in clinical research and so are able to provide patients with the most current treatments available.


  • At SOFI we are specialists in foregut issues. Dr Bell is a surgical gastroenterologist, a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
  • We offer a full spectrum of state of the art diagnostic testing including endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and various types of reflux testing.
  • At SOFI we perform both endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical treatment of foregut diseases, including the EsophyX Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) and LINX reflux management system for patients with GERD.

LINX Now Covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield!

The LINX Reflux Management System is now covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas for the treatment of GERD.

We welcome patients from all over the country, and we accept BCBS for LINX.  Call SOFI today at (303) 788-7700 or contact us online to learn more.

No Insurance Coverage? You Could Still Get LINX Now.

SOFI is now offering the LINX procedure in a direct-pay model. If you’re a candidate for LINX, you could have your surgery now – no insurance approval required.

If you were denied coverage for your GERD surgery, or prefer not to wait for your insurance to approve a procedure, the LINX direct-pay option might be right for you. We offer affordable payment plans through Prosper Healthcare Lending, making self-pay an option for everyone.

Want to learn more?

Call SOFI today at (303) 788-7700, or contact us online.