For ease of reference, this medical procedure can be abbreviated to TIF. The transoral incisionless fundoplication in Mount Pleasant is a procedure that is used to relieve the symptoms of what is known as the gastroesophageal reflux disease (it too can be shortened to GERD). The TIF is a similar procedure to that of what is known as the Nissen fundoplication. It removes the abovementioned symptoms by winding part of the stomach around the esophagus.
It may sound rather complicated and unpleasant to the uninitiated but it is a procedure that requires no surgical incisions. But in its place a surgical device is indeed inserted into the mouth. It then passes through the throat. And from there it goes into the stomach. Sounds rather unpleasant after all. Anyway, all that is needed to perform this non-surgical procedure is an endoscope. Among the patients that are required to endure the TIF are those who need to go in for hiatal hernia repair operations.
Ultimately, the procedure is safe, and patients are usually under general anesthesia. TIF could help the symptoms felt from GERD. But the positive results may only be short term. Short term as in six years? Well now, that is not bad when you think about. Unfortunately, there are risks, but these are extremely minimal. It is estimated that only one in thirty patients will experience extreme complications from the procedure.
The surgical device if you will is branded as EsophyX. The very first TIF procedure was completed as far back as 2006. Both the European authorities and the US Food and Drug Administration have given its approval for the use of this procedure. Finally, over the last five years or so over seventeen thousand TIF procedures have been performed.