About the TIF Procedure
TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) is the latest treatment for safely and effectively treating chronic acid reflux disease, or GERD.
A completely incisionless procedure, TIF reconstructs the antireflux barrier to provide a solution to the anatomical root cause of GERD. The procedure is for patients who are dissatisfied with current pharmaceutical therapies or are concerned about the long-term effects of daily use of reflux medications.
In clinical studies, 79% of patients remained off daily PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) and 93% experienced a total elimination of heartburn at two years after the procedure.
TIF was developed to emulate more invasive surgical techniques, but from within and completely without incisions and visible scars. TIF is performed endoscopically using the innovative EsophyX surgical device from EndoGastric Solutions.The procedure is completely incisionless and is performed through the mouth, rather than through an abdominal incision.
Typically lasting no more than 50-60 minutes, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia and reconstructs the antireflux barrier to restore the competency of the gastroesophageal junction. Most patients can go home the next day and return to work within a few days.