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TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) is a procedure used to treat patients with severe GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), or acid reflux disease. Unlike traditional laparoscopic procedures to fix acid reflux disease, TIF is performed through the patient’s mouth; meaning there are no incisions made in the abdomen.  

Normally, the valve between the esophagus and the stomach, called the antireflux valve, opens and closes to allow food to pass into the stomach. The valve prevents stomach acid from getting into the throat. When the valve doesn’t close properly it can lead to acid reflux symptoms such as heartburn and inflammation.  

Using a special device, called the EsophyX Z, the antireflux valve is reconstructed. Similar to an endoscopy, the procedure is done through the patient’s mouth, which can decrease recovery time since there are no outer incisions made. The procedure is done in an outpatient setting with the patient under general anesthesia. Patients may experience a sore throat for a few days following the procedure.


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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.