Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
TIF procedurefor reflux is the best and most
effective way of treating Gerdthat is moderate to severe. This procedure:
TIF® (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) medical procedurecan effectively treat the root cause of
moderate to severe GERDand fills the treatment gap between
pharmacological therapyand more
traditional invasive surgical options. The TIF procedure is not performed through an incision, but transorally. With this technology, the anti-reflux valve at the gastroesophageal junction is restored to proper valve function. The procedure generally takes less than one hour, and most patients can return to normal activity within 1-3 days. Clinical studies show that 80% of patients remain off daily PPIs at three years following the procedure. Importantly, the
TIF 2.0 procedurehas repeatedly been proven to avoid
post-fundoplication symptomssuch as gas bloat, flatulence, dysphagia, and diarrhea.
TIF Procedure for refluxis a good solution for moderate to severe GERD patients who are:
laparoscopic hiatal hernia repairmay be performed immediately preceding the
endoscopic TIF Procedure. Below is a short animation reviewing GERD, followed by another animation that gives an overview of the TIF procedure.
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Dr. Anthony Pozzessere specializes in performing diverticulitis surgeries using the laparoscopic method which calls for small, precise incisions to be made at the operating site. Being committed to patient-centered care, Dr. Anthony prefers to adopt those methods which will cause minimum disruption to a patient’s life, and which will help them recover as quickly as possible after TIF surgery.