If you suffer from acid reflux, Dr. Danny Shouhed may recommend transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) as a treatment option. This procedure can offer relief from the symptoms of acid reflux, such as heartburn.
Patients who suffer from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may not wish to remain dependent on medications or go through surgery. With TIF, treatment time, recovery and treatment-associated pain are factors that are typically reduced.
TIF involves using an endoscope to repair the valve that allows stomach acid to wash back into the esophagus. Forceps and fasteners connected to the device are used to complete the procedure. However, there is no need for an incision.
Heartburn can cause extreme discomfort and pain after eating or performing certain physical activities. This symptom of acid reflux will impact both your personal and professional life. In many instances, alternative treatments to transoral incisionless fundoplication are not suitable for certain patients.
Reliance on medications can impact everyday life. There is also the issue of treatment resistance, which occurs when medications become less effective. Patients who experience these issues may turn to transoral incisionless fundoplication as a more effective solution.
Surgery is often recommended for providing relief to patients who suffer from acid reflux, depending on the underlying cause. Dr. Shouhed can offer a comprehensive diagnosis to identify the right treatment path for your needs.
As a board-certified gastroenterological surgeon, he uses robotic innovations to assist in treating patients. These technologies allow for greater precision, accuracy and better outcomes for the patient. If you are suffering from pain and discomfort from the symptoms of acid reflux, do not delay seeking relief.
Most people have experienced acid reflux at some point in their lives. However, if you frequently suffer from heartburn or symptoms of GERD, it is time to turn to Dr. Shouhed for a consultation. For additional information on the anti-reflux treatments offered, please reach out to our Los Angeles office. Our team will assist you in booking a consultation with Dr. Shouhed to explore the various anti-reflux surgery options for treating GERD.