Transoral Surgery in Georgia
Transoral surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) offers an exciting new method for providing surgical relief to sufferers of serious heartburn.
Unlike conventional surgery and laparoscopic techniques, transoral incisionless surgery procedures are performed through the mouth, not through a surgical incision.
The procedure is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia and, because there are no incisions or internal cutting, surgical repair can be practically pain-free.
The benefits of Transoral Incisionless Surgery
- No External Skin Incision
- No scarring
- No internal cutting or dissecting of organs
- Fewer adverse events and complications
- Does not limit future treatment options
The Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure featuring the EsophyX instrument is the first incisionless technique that is able to fully correct the underlying cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. GERD is caused by a physical, anatomical defect that is present at the gastroesophageal junction. The TIF procedure is completed with the use of an endoscope to guide the EsophyX device. The EsophyX device makes it possible to reconstruct an anti-reflux valve that is durable, and this valve prevents the flowing of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. The Low Esophageal Sphincter or LES is also tightened at this time to assist in the prevention of esophageal reflux.
Transoral surgery for GERD is often incredibly effective. In fact, two years after undergoing the procedure, 85% of patients remained heartburn free, and 79% of patients were able to successfully remain off of all dependency on heartburn medications such as PPIs. Transoral surgery for GERD provides the patient with a drastically reduced recovery period. Many patients are able to return to normal activity just one day following their procedure. In addition, the transoral procedure is repeatable if necessary and provides patients with a long-term solution to their esophageal reflux disease that does not involve the use of daily medication.