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Incisionless Reflux Surgery (TIF)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also know as GERD, is the reflux or regurgitation of stomach contents that causes heartburn and acid reflux. GERD is caused by a dysfunctional valve located between the esophagus and the stomach that cannot close properly. This allows stomach contents to backwash up into the esophagus. A new incisionless procedure called TIF, Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, is now used to treat GERD by utilizing an EsophyX device. While under general anesthesia, the EsophyX device is placed through the patient’s mouth and into the esophagus with the help of a small video camera. The device is then used to form and fasten tissue folds, called placations, to create a strong antireflux valve at the gastroesophageal junction.
 

This procedure restores the competency of the gastroesophageal junction, eliminates the symptoms of GERD, and the long-term side affects of taking pills (PPIs). Since the procedure is incisionless, there is a shorter hospital stay, reduced discomfort, shortened recovery, and no visible scars when compared to the conventional laparoscopic or open GERD surgery.

 
Suburban Surgery Center
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