About 40% of patients with prior anti-reflux surgery (laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication) eventually need to resume PPI medications for reflux symptoms. Furthermore, ~10-18% of patients with a prior Nissen fundoplication end up having symptoms that are [...]
Warren Huska2021-10-07T13:04:56+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on What if I’ve had a Nissen fundoplication, but my symptoms have come back?
As discussed during our last blog article, unfortunately, a patient’s anatomy may preclude them from having a TIF alone. When a patient’s hiatal hernia is too large, or the Hill Grade (laxity of the gastroesophageal [...]
Brooke Bentley2020-03-26T20:52:18+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on More Evidence Supporting Combined Surgery Approach: Hiatal Hernia & TIF
Combined Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Procedure: Hiatal Hernia Repair with TIF (Loose Gastroesophageal Valve Repair) While TIF is a great endoscopic option for patients with the appropriate anatomy, many patients, unfortunately, have a hiatal hernia that [...]
We take much care to ensure patients are appropriate candidates for endoscopic antireflux interventions. The specific symptoms that patients are experiencing are not necessarily the limiting factor in patient selection. In fact, the TIF procedure [...]
Brooke Bentley2019-08-11T13:36:43+00:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Who is a candidate for endoscopic intervention?
Initial management of GERD should rest upon lifestyle modification. Frustratingly, however, changes in habits are often not enough. While many day-to-day changes are frequently suggested for GERD, only a couple of interventions have actually been [...]
Brooke Bentley2019-06-10T13:02:43+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on What can be done for GERD short of surgery?
One of the endoscopic procedures we offer to patients suffering from acid reflux is transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). As you may have read elsewhere on this site, the premise of this procedure is the restoration [...]
Brooke Bentley2018-08-17T18:16:08+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on THE EVIDENCE BEHIND TIF