Video: TIF, an Incisionless Heartburn Surgery
By DuPage Medical Group
The Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication "TIF" procedure is basically surgery without an incision. It is a surgical option for patients suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux disease or heartburn.
The TIF procedure reconstructs the valve between the esophagus and the stomach to prevent reflux. It is based on the same well-proven principles of conventional, more invasive laparoscopic GERD surgery.
The advantage of TIF is that it is “surgery from within” – performed transorally (through the mouth). Because the procedure is incisionless, there is reduced pain, no visible scar, and most patients can get back to their normal activities within a few days.
Health Issues Treated
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux disease or heartburn.
- Acid Regurgitation - sour or bitter taste in throat or mouth especially after large, late meals
- Water Brash - hot sensation in stomach and excess salivation
- Dysphagia and Odynophagia - difficulty or painful swallowing