TIF (transoral incision less fundoplication) is an innovative form of incision less surgery performed for treating acid reflux disease or GERD. It is completely an incision less procedure performed through the mouth, rather than through an abdominal incision. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. An innovative EsophyX surgical device is used to create a barrier between the stomach and esophagus to prevent stomach fluids from refluxing up into the esophagus.
The advantages of TIF surgery include shorter hospital stay, reduced discomfort, faster recovery, no visible scars, and better patient satisfaction.