GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD),
Help is here, today.
Our team offers an array of advanced diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment options to help you get back to living life to the fullest!
Don’t suffer from painful heartburn, reflux, regurgitation, digestive-related shortness of breath or chest pain any longer.
Acid reflux symptoms can hinder your ability to enjoy the foods you love. You can try to mask the pain with over-the-counter medications, but they don’t stop the disease. If left untreated, acid reflux can lead to more serious conditions such as:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is chronic acid reflux
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Esophageal Cancer
You don’t have to keep suffering from acid reflux—also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). You can feel normal again, and we can help.
Partners In Your Digestive Care
Accurate diagnosis – We make sure you know whether you have GERD.
Comprehensive approach – Our focus is to help you adjust your lifestyle to better manage GERD and, when necessary, we utilize advanced diagnostic and surgical technology to offer effective treatment options.
Diverse experience – We offer a dedicated team of specially trained staff.
TIF Procedure for Reflux
Frequently Asked Questions
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) affects an estimated 1 in every 5 Americans. It occurs when the valve that keeps your stomach contents from flowing up into your esophagus does not close properly.
Typical GERD symptoms include:
- Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
- Persistent cough
- Chest pain
- Chronic sore throat
- Asthma or asthma-like symptoms
- Excessive salivation
- Frequent swallowing/clearing of throat
- Trouble sleeping
- Bad breath/sour taste in mouth
- Sensitivity to some foods and liquids
- Burning in mouth or throat
- Gum disease/dental erosions
- Ear and nose discomfort
Yes. Left untreated, GERD can cause Damage to the esophagus, chronic symptoms that can be very painful, even debilitating and can be a progressive disease that will not resolve itself. Untreated GERD can also lead to conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus and/or esophageal cancer.
Transoral lncisionless Fundoplication (TIF®) is the only solution that effectively treats reflux without incisions or metal implants. The TIF Procedure uses your own stomach tissue to restore your antireflux valve to its natural state.
The most common benefits associated with the TIF procedure are:
- Minimally invasive, fast recovery
- Because TIF is designed to restore valve to a natural state, patients are still able to maintain normal bodily functions such as belching and vomiting if needed
- No incisions, no visible scars
- No metal implant: TIF patients are not prohibited from having an MRI
A complete list of considerations and risks can be found on the TIF procedure website, https://www.gerdhelp.com/about-tif/safety-information/.
Yes. The TIF Procedure is covered by Medicare and most insurances. As with most procedures, coverage varies by carrier. Please check with your insurance.
The TIF procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour to perform, but may vary from patient to patient.
Each patient varies; your Doctor will discuss the best treatment option for you.
Typically, you will go home either the same day or the following day, depending upon your individual situation and the recommendations of your Doctor. Most patients return to non- physical work and resume participating in normal activities within a few days. Patients should expect to experience minor discomfort in their stomach, chest, nose, and throat for three to seven days after the TIF procedure. Doctors will provide dietary guidelines to help maximize success while your valve heals. Specific instructions will vary by patient and are at the Doctor’s discretion. For best results, follow your Doctor’s guidance.
For more information, visit www.GERDHelp.com