Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication after Band Removal

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication after Band Removal

A 53 year -old female patient presented to Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center with severe GERD related symptoms of several year duration. She had a Lap Band placed for morbid obesity around 10 years ago. Patient had been over-restricted in hopeless attempt to promote weight...

Nissen Procedure Houston Heartburn

Case of The Week: Perfect TIF – Severe Reflux

Nissen fundoplication surgery is the gold standard treatment for acid reflux disease or GERD. Dr. Nissen first introduced the procedure more than 50 years ago. He astutely observed that by wrapping the gastric fundus around the distal esophagus acid reflux resolved. Interestingly, the first case...

TIF: Is It Really A Fundoplication Surgery?

TIF, Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, is a novel acid reflux procedure performed through the mouth using an endoscope. It is marketed as a fundoplication but is it really a fundoplication? Is the gastric fundus (upper part of the stomach) mobilized during TIF procedure to be partially...