TIF Procedure

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What is TIF Procedure?

TIF Procedure- ImageTransoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) is a treatment to help reduce chronic heartburn and gasteroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This incisionless procedure is designed to rebuild an anti-reflux valve that helps protect the body against acid reflux.

How is the TIF Procedure performed?

During the procedure, you will undergo general anesthesia and the procedure usually takes less than an hour to perform. A physician will then place a specially designed endoscope through the mouth and down to the stomach. The camera on the scope is then positioned to view the connection between the esophagus and the stomach. Next, the physician pulls down tissue from the gastroesophageal value (GEV), wraps the tissue around and fastens several folds of the tissue to create a new valve.

How long is recovery? Are there any risks?

The TIF Procedure is very safe. To date, the TIF procedure has been performed on more than 20,000 cases worldwide. By accessing the stomach through the mouth causing no incisions, complications are minimized that lead to a quicker recovery. Most patients can usually go home the same day and return work within a few days after the procedure.

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