TIF EsophyX Surgery for Acid Reflux Disease
Dr. Bagnato is one of a handful of surgeons in the United States trained to perform the Esophyx Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) surgery.
This procedure has been used successfully in Europe since 2006 and was recently approved by the FDA for use in the United States. TIF Esophyx provides relief for sufferers of esophageal reflux using incisionless repair of the natural antireflux barrier. Using specially designed scopes and instruments, the surgeon makes the valve repair using an oral approach while the patient is under general anesthetic.
TIF Esophyx surgery is similar to the more traditional laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery called a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication because it reconstructs the weakened flap valve at the junction of the stomach and the esophagus. Unlike typical surgical repair, Esophyx is performed through the mouth so no incisions are required through the skin or stomach. The result is a procedure with less potential complications and a faster recovery time.