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Dr. Anupam Gupta, General Surgeon, is the only provider in the region who treats heartburn by reconstructing the body’s natural barrier to reflux. Because the TIF procedure requires no incision, there is no pain, no pills and no scar. Learn more about this innovative approach to treating chronic acids reflux and heartburn and How Dr. Gupta and the TIF procedure can help you get back to live life on your own terms.

What is the TIF procedure?

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is an advanced endoscopy procedure that provides relief from symptoms of acid reflux, such as heartburn or regurgitation, associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The procedure does not involve incisions or metal implants.

How Does the TIF Procedure Work?

The TIF procedure is performed by inserting a small camera and small surgical instruments through the patient’s mouth down to the stomach. Using this approach, there are no abdominal incisions and no visible scars. This minimizes complications and allows for rapid recovery.

  • The surgeon uses special fasteners to rebuild the anti-reflux valve and restore the body’s natural protection against acid reflux.
  • Rebuilding the valve restores the body’s natural protection against acid reflux which allows patients to gain long-term relief from GERD symptoms without being dependent on medical therapy.

What Are the Benefits of the TIF Procedure?

Several key benefits can make getting the TIF procedure a more desirable option than conventional surgery. Benefits may include:

  • No external incisions
  • No scarring
  • No internal cutting of the natural anatomy
  • More rapid recovery
  • Fewer adverse events and complications than other surgical options
  • Doesn’t limit future treatment options

You may be a candidate for the TIF procedure if one of the following applies to you:

  • You have been using proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) for many years, but your reflux symptoms are no longer being controlled (30-40% of all patients on PPIs are in this category)
  • You are suffering from atypical symptoms of reflux, such as asthma, persistent cough, or sore throat
  • You have a significant hiatal hernia
  • You don't want to take medication any longer
  • You are not eligible for conventional anti-reflux surgery

Your physician will conduct a thorough assessment of your symptoms and current medications to determine if you are a candidate for the TIF procedure.

To learn more call WellSmart Health Surgical Associates at (337) 594-3446 or visit

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