GERD Treatment

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the contents of the stomach flow backward into the esophagus.

Symptoms of GERD
While heartburn is the most common symptom, there may also be other symptoms of GERD such as:

  • Hoarseness or sore throat
  • Frequent swallowing
  • Asthma or asthma-like symptoms
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest
  • Sleep disruption
  • Bloating
  • Excessive clearing of the throat
  • Intolerance of certain foods
  • Dental erosions
  • Therapy-resistant gum disease
  • Inflammation

To relieve GERD, a small video camera is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach. The surgeon pulls and fastens a long tissue fold in the stomach until the antireflux valve is constructed and stomach acid is blocked from escaping into your esophagus.

We offer the latest technology to effectively treat GERD. EsophyX Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) is an incisionless procedure designed to provide a quick and painless solution to the anatomical root cause of GERD. It is an inpatient procedure that takes about an hour to complete. You are required to stay in the hospital for 24-hours for monitoring and most people are able to return to work the day after the procedure. Because there are no external incisions, the procedure provides minimal postoperative pain, fast recovery time and no scarring.