Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) is a incisionless surgical procedure that treats the causes of GERD by reconstructing and restoring the body's natural protection for reflux.
What can I expect?
TIF is performed under general anestesia and will require you not to eat or drink for several hours prior to the procedure. You should expect to experience some discomfort in your stomach, chest, nose and throat for the first few days to a week after your procedure.
You will be asked to restrict physical activity for the first week and follow dietary guidelines provided by your physician.
How long with the procedure last?
The procedure itself will generaly take less than one hour. You will be given general anesthesia to make you comfortable.
You will be required to stay for observation in our recovery room for 30 to 60-minutes after your surgery to be sure the anesthesia is wearing off normally.
When can I go home?
Most patients leave after lunch on the first post-operative day.
When can I return to work and my normal activities?
Most patients will be able to return to work or their normal activities in 3-5 days after the procedure.