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First Things First, What is GERD?

GERD is the most common gastrointestinal-related diagnosis made by physicians in the U.S.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) affects an estimated 1 in every 5 Americans.*
Do I need to See a Doctor If I Have GERD?
Yes. Left untreated, GERD can cause damage to the esophagus, chronic symptoms that can be
very painful, even debilitating, and can be a progressive disease that will not resolve itself.
Untreated GERD can also lead to conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus and/or esophageal
cancer. Many GERD sufferers can benefit from anti-reflux surgery. South Coast Global Medical Center offers the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure as a way to treat GERD.

What is TIF?
Differences between TIF and conventional surgery include:

Incisionless Approach: TIF does not require any incisions, which means less discomfort, faster recovery and no abdominal incisions.

No Dissection: Laparoscopic surgery requires dissection which can increase the risk of complications and adhesions as well as recovery time.

Strong Safety Profile: Over 25,000 patients have been treated with fewer adverse events and complications than conventional antireflux surgery.*

Clinically Proven: 81% of people are completely off of daily PPl medications and less than 3% experience gas bloat and dysphasia after the  TIF procedure. *

The TIF procedure may not be appropriate for your condition and results may vary.  Talk to your doctor about benefits and risks.  This message is co-funded by EndoGastric Solutions

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*Fanous, M, Jaehne, A; Lorenson, D, Williams, S. Massive Caudate Lobe in Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair: Tying and Wrapping outside the Box. American Surgeon, Volume 85, Number 7, July 2019, pp. e336-e338(3).