Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
Lake Wales Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new surgical treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This new procedure, called TIF, requires no incision and can be a quick, effective solution. If you are tired of taking pills to manage the pain of heartburn, ask your doctor if our new, minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
The gold standard of GERD surgeries is a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication or touppet fundoplication, where the upper part of the stomach is used to make a “new valve” at the lower aspect of the esophagus (swallowing tube). The TIF using the Esophyx device can produce similar results without incisions. This procedure is the ultimate in minimally invasive surgery in that it is incisionless, which means no scars, less pain, less risk, and a faster recovery when compared to other surgical options. Most patients can get back to work and most normal activities in only a couple of days.
If you are a candidate for TIF, talk to a general surgeon who performs the TIF.
Snehal Patel, MD
General Vascular & Thoracic Surgery of Polk County
1120 Carlton Avenue Suite 1500
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Dr. Patel is the first specialist in the area to be trained on the TIF procedure.
Learn More: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)