TIF (transoral incision-less fundoplication) is an advanced endoscopy procedure that relieves acid reflux (heartburn) caused by chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). TIF is a non-surgical treatment for GERD. As a result, compared to laparoscopic surgery, there could be a shorter healing period, less pain, and a quicker recovery.
Individuals who can benefit from TIF are
- Patients without a significant hiatal hernia or esophageal motility issues who have normal GERD symptoms and suboptimal symptom regulation on PPIs
- GERD patients with mild to moderate anatomic defects of the gastroesophageal junction valve system that need to be corrected
- Patients who choose a GERD treatment approach that does not require long-term medication.
Advantages of TIF over other procedures are
- You can leave the hospital on the same day of the procedure.
- Less pain
- Quick recovery
Watch this video to learn how the procedure is done
Reference- Kelly, R. (n.d.). Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) | Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Www.hopkinsmedicine.org. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gastroenterology_hepatology/clinical_services/advanced_endoscopy/transoral-incisionless-fundoplication.html
Transoral endoscopic incisionless fundoplication - Mayo Clinic. (n.d.). Www.mayoclinic.org. Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/digestive-diseases/news/transoral-endoscopic-incisionless-fundoplication/mqc-20454990