Leading the region with a new, non-invasive surgical option for GERD/heartburn
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
Northwest Health System is pleased to announce the addition of a new surgical treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The new procedure, called TIF, does not require any incisions and is designed to eliminate heartburn.
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, and a faster recovery when compared to other surgical options.
If you are a candidate for TIF, talk to a general surgeon who performs the TIF. For a physician referral, please call (800) 734-2024.
James P. Irwin, DO
Yong S. Kwon, MD
Advanced minimally invasive
general and bariatric surgeon
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)