You’re busy. There’s no time for severe heartburn.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also abbreviated to GERD, is unusually frequent or chronic reflux. Patients typically experience the symptoms at least two times a week, if not more. GERD affects people differently and involves symptoms which vary from mild to moderate or severe. Mild sufferers may experience occasional bouts of heartburn. Patients with more severe reflux can experience heartburn daily. Other patients never experience heartburn but may have symptoms such as asthma, chronic cough, hoarseness, or chest pain due to persistent reflux. For more information on GERD symptoms, please visit GERDHelp.com.
The TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for treatment of acid reflux disease/GERD.
While many patients may be dissatisfied with the medicines available to treat their GERD symptoms, some are wary of traditional antireflux surgery. This concern may be due to the incisions required, the associated risks, and undesirable long-term side effects such as bloating, trouble swallowing, and increased flatulence.
The TIF procedure bridges the treatment gap between medication and more invasive surgery. Because the procedure is performed entirely through the patient’s mouth, there are no abdominal incisions and no scars from the procedure. To learn more about the TIF procedure, visit GERDHelp.com.
Dr. Keith Goldberg is the only surgeon performing the TIF procedure in Middle Tennessee.
Dr. Goldberg exclusively performs this procedure at NorthCrest Medical Center.
His offices are located in Clarksville and Springfield, TN.
The TIF procedure may not be appropriate for your condition and results may vary. Talk to your doctor about benefits and risks. This message is co-funded by EndoGastric Solutions.