Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)

Transoral incisionless fundoplication, also known as TIF, is an innovative procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the symptoms associated with it, such as heartburn and regurgitation. The TIF Procedure corrects the root cause of reflux – a faulty gastroesophageal valve (GEV). A bad GEV is unable to close tightly, allowing stomach contents to reflux into the esophagus. The goal of TIF is to restore the normal functions of the junction between the esophagus and stomach by reconstructing the gastroesophageal valve.

TIF begins like an upper endoscopy (EGD) with the EsophyX device, and an endoscope, introduced through your mouth (transorally) and gently advanced into your stomach. With the endoscope providing visualization, the EsophyX device is used to place fasteners in specific locations to rebuild a new GEV, no incisions required.

The TIF Procedure is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital setting and takes less than an hour. Most patients return home either the same day or the following day, depending on your individual situation and the recommendations of your physician.

TIF is an advanced endoscopy procedure and requires a high level of expertise. RGA is one of only a few practices in Virginia to offer the procedure; It is performed by one of our exceptionally skilled gastroenterologists.

Contact us today to learn more and find out if you’re a candidate for the TIF Procedure, 804.330.4021 or Request an Appointment.

For more information about TIF and help answering your frequently asked questions, visit www.GERDHelp.com.