TIF vs. Antireflux Surgery
The Principles of Antireflux Surgery
The goal of a fundoplication is to restore the normal functions of the gastroesophageal junction by wrapping the fundus around the distal esophagus in order to:
The TIF procedure is based on established principles of surgical fundoplication [1-4] for the successful treatment of GERD. Using the EsophyX device surgeons can perform a partial fundoplication via a transoral approach, which delivers similar results without many of the side effects typically associated with Nissen fundoplications.
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
The main differences between TIF and conventional surgery are:
Due to the unique approach of the TIF procedure, patients typically experience less discomfort, faster recovery and fewer adverse effects. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a few days after their TIF procedure. Results to date for TIF are comparable to those of conventional antireflux surgery.