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Incisionless Surgery

Incisionless Surgery

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is excited to offer an innovative method to safely and effectively treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We utilize the EspophyX TIF procedure to treat GERD without any incisions.

What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is commonly known as GERD and it results in chronic heartburn. It occurs when the muscular valve that connects the esophagus and stomach is weakened, allowing stomach acid to travel back up to the esophagus. Other symptoms include persistent cough, hoarseness of the throat, a burning feeling in the chest and throat, a sour taste in the mouth, and pain or discomfort in the chest.

Treatment options for GERD

There are many prescription and over the counter medications that are indicated to treat acid reflux. However, these medications do not cure the root cause of acid reflux. They may also lose their effectiveness over time and can cause side effects. There is also laparoscopic surgery available for GERD, which while an effective option is slightly more invasive than the EsophyX TIF procedure, which is entirely incisionless.

EsophyX TIF Procedure

The surgeon utilizes the EsophyX device to perform the procedure through the mouth. The patient is given general anesthesia and the surgeon uses the device to reconstruct the weakened valve. The surgery typically lasts 45 to 60 minutes. Patients go home the same day and may return to normal activities within one week.

Benefits of Incisionless Surgery with EsophyX TIF

  • No external incision means no scarring
  • Proven to be an effective and long-term solution to GERD
  • Eliminates symptoms in over 85% of patients
  • Reduces the instance of complications
  • Encourages earlier intervention
  • Leaves future options intact
  • Can be revised if required

Learn more about Incisionless Surgery to treat GERD. Contact Texas Laparoscopic Consultants to find out if the EsophyX procedure is right for you.

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