Acid Reflux is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus- the tube that connects the throat and stomach. If you suffer from acid reflux, you may regularly taste regurgitated food or sour liquid at the back of your throat. Sometimes acid reflux progresses to GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is a more serious form of reflux in which the most common symptom is frequent heartburn.
Other symptoms associated with GERD are:
- Periodic heartburn
- Difficulty or pain when swallowing
- Excess saliva
- Feeling of food stuck in esophagus
- Constant sore throat
Our board certified physicians will perform an evaluation of your health and review your specific symptoms to determine the cause and your treatment method. Surgical treatment for GERD or the TIF® procedure may be an option if symptoms persist despite other medical therapy such as lifestyle changes or medication.
Get Rid of Acid Reflux Without Medicine
The TIF® procedure (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) is based on established principles of surgical repair of the anti-reflux barrier, except that it is “surgery from within” performed through the mouth with an endoscope—the same equipment used to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The procedure reduces a hiatal hernia and rebuilds the valve between the stomach and esophagus restoring the natural, physiological anatomy to prevent GERD. Because the procedure is incisionless, there is reduced pain, reduced recovery and no visible scar; TIF is simple procedure.
With millions of Americans diagnosed with GERD and not fully satisfied with their treatment options, the TIF procedure offers an alternative that is scientifically backed with many studies and is covered by many insurance plans. To schedule an evaluation of your chronic reflux symptoms, please make an appointment with one of our physicians.