In-depth interview of Jeffrey Kellar, MD, on chronic GERD and the TIF procedure, including how it helps resolve GERD. He performs his procedures at Washington Regional Medical Center, Arkansas. Courtesy Family Health Today.
Dr Kellar provides a comprehensive description of chronic GERD and how the TIF procedure is performed. He says, “One of the things people don’t realize about GERD is that it is a mechanical problem that deserves a mechanical fix.” This, he says, is the reason why the TIF procedure is so effective in helping to resolve GERD. Dr Kellar is a general surgeon with Ozark Surgical Associates, Fayetteville, Arkansas (www.ozarksurgicalassociates.com).