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MCCH providing incisionless procedure to great GERD

Murray-Calloway County Hospital is now providing a procedure for those who experience GERD. Dr. Brian Swain now offers the TIF procedure for the treatment of GERD. TIF stands for Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, and the advantage when compared to traditional fundoplication is that TIF is ‘surgery from within’ performed through the mouth and from within the stomach.

Based on the same well proven principles of conventional more invasive laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, the TIF procedure reconstructs the valve between the esophagus and the stomach to prevent reflux. Because the procedure is incisionless, there is reduced pain, no visible scar and most patients can get back to their normal activities within a few days.