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Matthew Reinersman, MD

J. Matthew Reinersman, M.D., FACS, is a general thoracic surgeon, specializing in thoracic surgical oncology and minimally invasive approaches to diseases of the foregut. He is an assistant professor in the Section of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Dr. Reinersman specializes in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of benign and malignant conditions of the chest and upper abdomen. He has a special interest in robotic thoracic surgery, and, as the director of robotic thoracic surgery, he has developed the implementation of robotic surgery at OUMC to include pulmonary lobectomy, esophagectomy, antireflux surgery, and repair of diaphragmatic hernias. He also instituted the adoption of the LINX device (lower esophageal magnetic sphincter augmentation) at OUMC for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease as an alternative to other traditional therapies.

He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and general surgery training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. He has received multiple awards including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation inaugural Intuitive Robotics fellowship and the O.T. Clagett Travel Fellowship Award from the Mayo Clinic Divisions of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

He has presented research at multiple national and international meetings and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, the General Thoracic Surgical Club, and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Updates on Surgical Solutions for Chronic Reflux Disease


  • Discuss etiology/physiology of reflux disease.
  • Review history of treatments for reflux.
  • Identify patients who surgical correction should be considered.
  • Describe updates in surgery for reflux disease.