After the operation, you can remain in the hospital for a short time (usually less than 24 hours) or be released home if you feel well, making this an outpatient treatment. Antibiotics will be provided to you for 2–3 days, as well as symptom relief drugs if necessary.

Before you leave the hospital, the gastroenterologist will go through the procedure and findings with you. 

  1. You should only drink clear liquids for the first 24 hours after the operation. 
  2. After that, you'll have a week of full liquids followed by a week of soft foods. 
  3. After the third week, you will resume your daily diet after a month of avoiding slices of bread and meats. In terms of physical activity, you should go back to what you were doing before.
  4. Physical Activity
  • During the first 3 weeks after the procedure, keep your activity mild to moderate.
  • You can return to your usual or full physical activity 5 weeks after the procedure.

TIF can cause the following short-term side effects:

  • Throat irritation
  • Shoulder ache
  • Pressure in the chest is minimal.
  • Minimal risk of bleeding.

Please watch the below video on TIF FAQs

Kelly, R. (n.d.). Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) | Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.