Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF procedure) for Acid Reflux
GI Surgical Specialists’ surgeon Dr. Peter Denk specialize in treating chronic acid reflux disease with incisionless GERD surgery in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida.
When more conservative treatments such as diet and medication have failed, the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure can effectively treat the cause of your GERD providing an effective and long-lasting solution for chronic acid reflux.
Our highly skilled surgeons perform this procedure with the innovative surgical device known as the TIF EsophyX. The entire TIF procedure is performed through the mouth under general anesthesia. Patients feel no discomfort during or after the procedure and because no incisions are made through the skin, there are no surgical scars.
Thanks to the innovative EsophyX device, the TIF procedure effectively prevents reflux occurrence, helping to eliminate acidic symptoms of reflux like heartburn and sore throat along with other symptoms like regurgitation, chronic cough and asthma.
What to Expect from Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
Studies show that two years after undergoing TIF, 85 percent of patients remain heartburn free while 79 percent of patients are able to successfully remain off heartburn proton pump inhibitor medications (PPIs).
A typical procedure using the TIF EsophyX last approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Transoral incisionless surgery for GERD drastically reduces a patient’s recovery period as many patients are able to return to normal activity just one day following their procedure.
Benefits of Transoral Incisionless Reflux Surgery:
- No external incision
- No internal cutting
- No scarring
- Fewer adverse complications
- Will not limit future treatment options
Who benefits from Transoral Incisionless Reflux Surgery:
- Patients who experience heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms two or more times a week
- Patients who no longer respond to acid reflux medications
- Patients who do not wish to take reflux medications long term
- Patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of reflux medications
- Patients who have been diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus
- Patients who have a hoarse voice or dental erosions related to acid reflux
GI Surgical Specialists patients often report a high degree of satisfaction with the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure using the TIF EsophyX and its results. This high success rate combined with the many benefits of TIF make this minimally invasive acid reflux treatment a valuable new option for GERD sufferers in the Fort Myers and Naples area.