Do you suffer from chronic acid reflux? Have you already tried pharmaceutical therapies with no results? Are you looking for an scarless procedure to solve your problem?
A specially designed endoscope with a camera is transorally (through the mouth) placed into the stomach and the stomach is inflated. The scope is then positioned to view the junction between the esophagus and the stomach. Next, the physician will pull down the tissue from the gastroesophageal valve (GEV) and wraps the tissue around to make a new valve. This newly created valve is fastened to fuse the tissue. During this time if there is a hiatal hernia the surgeon will also fix it saving you the hassle of having to have another operation.
TIF is a very safe procedure. With more than 10,000 procedures done worldwide, no deaths or major complications have been reported.
After the surgery there will be moderate pain for about 48 hours. However, most of the pain should subside within 2 weeks.
Many clinical studies have shown that the TIF procedure is considered to be a long lasting treatment for your chronic acid reflux!