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‘I am excited to inform you of an innovative procedure to treat heartburn and acid reflux. It is performed through the mouth much like an upper endoscopy (EGD) and has already been performed worldwide on more that 20,000 patients. We are thrilled with how well our patients have done after having the TIF procedure.”
– Dr. H. Paul Singh, MD
Dr. H. Paul Singh, M.D., just began offering the TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) as an option to treat acid reflux or GERD, which is one of the most common disease affecting Americans today.
This condition occurs when the valve located between the esophagus and stomach is weakened allowing food mixed with acidic digestive juices from the stomach to go back (reflux) into the esophagus. It utilizes the EsophyX device that was developed in 2007.
While traditional (conventional) antireflux surgery provides an effective solution for treating GERD, it requires several abdominal incisions and can produce side effects like difficulty swallowing (26%), bloating (36%), and increased flatulence (65%).
The TIF procedure also fixes the root of the acid reflux problem by repairing or recreating the antireflux valve that keeps the stomach acids from flowing back into the esophagus (reflux), but does so without any abdominal incisions.
The results are comparable and follow the well-established principles of the traditional approach in a more innovative fashion with fewer side effects. The procedure restores the digestive system’s natural protection against against acid reflux.
TIF 2.0 procedure with EsophyX Z device from EndoGastric Solutions on Vimeo.
For more information on the TIF procedure and other services to treat GI conditions, contact Center for Digestive Diseases, Cary, NC (919) 854 0041. Also find out more about the gastroenterology services that WakeMed provides, and request an appointment today.
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