TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) is the latest treatment offered at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for safely and effectively treating chronic acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn.
A completely incisionless procedure, TIF is performed endoscopically through the mouth using the innovative EsophyX surgical device. Most patients can go home the next day and return to work within a few days. In clinical studies, 79% of patients remained off daily PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) and 70% experienced a total elimination of heartburn at two years after the TIF procedure.
What is GERD?
GERD is caused by a valve between the stomach and esophagus that does not function correctly. If you have heartburn twice a week or more, you may have GERD. Heartburn is the most common symptom, but you may also experience:
- Hoarseness or sore throat
- Frequent swallowing
- Asthma or asthma-like symptoms
- Pain or discomfort in the chest
- Sleep disruption (unable to sleep lying down)
- Excessive clearing of the throat
- Persistent cough
- Burning in the mouth or throat
- Intolerance of certain foods
- Dental erosions or therapy-resistant gum disease or inflammation
For a referral to a physician who can help determine if you have GERD, call (818) 409-8100.
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