The staff at the Methodist Hospital GERD Center hopes that patients are finding permanent relief after having an incision free procedure the hospital introduced four years ago.
A new study began this summer and will follow patients who have the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, or TIF, procedure as well as a hiatal hernia repair procedure. Patient quality of life will be assessed six months and a year post surgery.
Peter Mavrelis, one of the gastroenterologists involved in the study, says their goals are to prove and document good results over a wide range of patients. More»