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TIF Procedure at TLC Houston's Heartburn Center

GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a serious condition that affects many people and can ultimately lead to esophageal cancer. When not treated, GERD can cause debilitating symptoms including: difficulty swallowing, heartburn, serious cough, and difficulty sleeping and eating.

One of the most minimally invasive treatment procedures for GERD is TIF or Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, a highly successful procedure that uses an implanted anti-reflux valve. This incisionless procedure uses an anti-reflux valve to naturally re-establish a barrier to reflux.

How Does TIF Work?

The TIF procedure rebuilds the antireflux valve at the gastroesophageal junction, naturally stopping food and liquids from moving back up the esophagus once ingested. The procedure is performed orally, which means no incisions are made. TIF treats the issues that cause GERD as opposed to solely treating the symptoms, which means you can live symptom free and reclaim your health.

The Benefits of TIF

Reduced heartburn symptoms.

Improved quality of sleep.

Improved quality of life.

Reduced sore throat and chronic coughing.

Reduced non-acidic symptoms such as GERD caused asthma.

Am I a Candidate for TIF?

If you are suffering from the symptoms or have been diagnosed with GERD you may be a good candidate for TIF. Contact us today so we can help you determine which GERD procedure is best for you.

Schedule Your Consultation

Our team of experienced doctors and medical professionals are here to help you find the best treatment solution possible. We are dedicated to helping you regain your health, call us at (713) 493-7700 or click here to schedule a consultation to learn which GERD treatment may be best for you.