Heart Burn

“Finally, an effective solution for chronic acid re-flux.

If you have heartburn twice a week or more, you may have acid refl ux disease, also known as GastroEsophageal Refl ux Disease (GERD). Heartburn is the most common symptom.

What is GERD?

Normally, after swallowing, a valve between the esophagus and stomach opens to allow food to pass, then it closes to prevent stomach contents from refl uxing into the esophagus.

What is TIF?

TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) treats the underlying cause of GERD without incisions. This innovative procedure reconstructs the valve and restores the body’s natural protection against refl ux.

Is TIF effective?

In recent studies, TIF patients reported 80% improvement in quality of life, signi- cantly improved satisfaction, and reduction/elimination of heartburn symptoms. All patients discontinued medication after the TIF procedure and 79% were still completely on daily medication two years after the procedure.

Is TIF safe?

TIF has been proven safe in use in hundreds of procedures worldwide. To date, side e ects have been minimal.

What can I expect?

TIF is performed under general anesthesia and will require you not to eat or drink for several hours prior to the procedure. The procedure itself will generally take less than one hour. Most patients can go home the next day and can return to work and most normal activities within a few days.”