TIF stands for “Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication” and is performed with the EsophyX device. EsophyX TIF is a minimally invasive procedure and offers a new advancement in the treatment of chronic acid reflux and GERD by reconstructing the body’s own anti-reflux barrier.
The EsophyX device and an endoscope are introduced together through the patient’s mouth (transorally) and advanced into the esophagus. With an endoscope, the doctor uses the EsophyX device to reconstruct the anti-reflux valve by wrapping the stomach’s fundus around the distal esophagus and securing it with poly-propylene fasteners.
The EsophyX TIF procedure generally takes about 30-45 minutes, and most patients can go home the next day and return to work and most normal activities within a few days.