In minimally invasive (or laparoscopic) surgery, your surgeon will make small incisions in your abdomen and use a camera to guide his movements. Usually, this kind of surgery leads to dramatically reduced postoperative pain and shorter recovery times.
We specialize in offering a full treatment program for reflux, such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD occurs when the stomach contents leak backward into the esophagus causing irritation, heartburn and other symptoms.
We have many treatment options for GERD.
After an evaluation, a surgeon will consult with you on which treatment option may be best.
TIF treats GERD at its source. The incisionless approach rebuilds an antireflux valve to restore the body’s natural protection against acid reflux. By accessing the stomach through the mouth, there are no scars, minimizing complications and possibly leading to a quicker recovery.
During the procedure, with the patient under general anesthesia, a physician inserts a device equipped with a small camera through the patient’s mouth and into the stomach. The physician uses the device to make and fasten several folds of tissue and create a new anti-reflux valve at the connection of the stomach and esophagus.