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)