About the

tif procedure

The TIF procedure (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) is a minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of GERD.

Dr. Shah was the 1st community gastroenterologist in Orange County, CA to perform the

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • A surgeon or gastroenterologist uses the EsophyX device to reconstruct the valvue between the esophagus and the stomach to restore the body's natural anatomy that protects against acid reflux.

  • The device is performed through the patient's mouth, resulting in less risk and reduced recovery time, and no scars

 

BENEFITS OF THE TIF PROCEDURE:

  • Minimally invasive, incisionless approach through the mouth

  • Faster recovery, as there is internal or external cutting of the natural anatomy

  • Fewer long term complications and side effects compared to conventional anti-reflux procedures

  • Up to 80% of patients are able to come off medical therapies such as proton pump inhibitors (Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Dexilant, etc)

Dr. Ketan Shah, MD | Saddleback Medial Group, Laguna Hills, CA