New Incisionless Surgery using the EsophyX® Device for Chronic Acid Reflux Treatment
Minimally Invasive Surgery Permanently Corrects the Anatomical Cause of Reflux with Little Downtime
Do you suffer from heartburn or non-heartburn symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) two times per week or more? Are you unhappy with the results of medication? Are you concerned about having to take heartburn medicine for the rest of your life?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for the revolutionary Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) using the EsophyX®surgical device. This new procedure permanently corrects the anatomical cause of GERD for long-term results without a single incision.
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication using the EsophyX®Device
By accessing the patient's digestive system through their mouth, surgeons can reconstruct a durable anti-reflux valve and tighten the LES (Lower Esophageal Sphincter), re-establishing a barrier to reflux and correcting the gastroesophageal junction so that it works properly and eliminates GERD.
Benefits of Incisionless Surgery using the EsophyX®Device
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced patient discomfort
- Shortened patient recovery
- Long-term solution to GERD
- No visible scars
- Typically higher patient satisfaction
- Eliminates heartburn in over 85% of patients
Patients undergoing TIF are kept under general anesthesia during the surgery and typically only need to stay one night in the hospital. Most patients are able to return to work and other daily activities within a few days of their surgery.
Results following TIF
In recent studies, TIF patients reported 80% improvement in quality of life, significantly improved satisfaction, and reduction/elimination of heartburn symptoms. All patients discontinued medication after the TIF procedure and 79% were still completely off daily medication two years after the procedure.