Is the TIF Procedure Right for You?

Choosing the Right Antireflux Procedure Do you experience symptoms of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Have you tried diet and lifestyle changes, without consistent improvement or symptom resolution? Are you taking medicines to control your GERD symptoms, without adequate relief? Are you concerned about adverse long-term effects from taking these medicines? If you answer yes… Read more »

What to Expect Before, During, and After TIF Procedure

Here is an overview of patient care instructions to help you prepare you for the TIF procedure. As a patient, you play an important role in a successful outcome of a TIF procedure–controlling GERD symptoms. You will learn what you should do to prepare for the TIF procedure, what will happen while you are under… Read more »

Clinical Results for the TIF Procedure

Published Clinical Results for the TIF Procedure Clinical results to date for the TIF procedure have been comparable to traditional fundoplication procedures.(1) When it comes to managing GERD (also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease) symptoms, the TIF procedure has excellent clinical results for patients. The following clinical results data was generated from more than 100+… Read more »

Affording the TIF Procedure: Costs and Insurance Coverage

The cost of the TIF procedure can vary. Costs depend upon specifics of your health plan and the physician and hospital you choose. If you have questions about whether your insurance provider covers the TIF procedure, contact a representative of your plan directly. Some private health plans may require you or your surgeon to submit… Read more »

For GERD Sufferers, Common Sick Days May Cause Major Pains

Following celebratory events, both patients and employers are feeling chronic heartburn’s impact  What do the day after the Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and the Fourth of July have in common? The day after national celebrations and holidays are often a time when many Americans – and their employers – feel the… Read more »

End of Year Healthcare Planning

If you’ve been considering having the TIF procedure to manage GERD symptoms, then as the end of the year approaches, ask yourself these healthcare plan questions… Have you met your annual insurance policy’s individual/family deductible? Do you have funds in your flexible spending account that need to be used by year end? Have you accrued… Read more »

Lifestyle Modifications: Sleeping Head Elevated

Sleeping head elevated lets gravity help your reflux. GERD patients frequently complain about their symptoms interfering with their ability to get a good night’s sleep. So one of the first lifestyle modifications GERD patients receive is to sleep inclined. This seemingly simple recommendation supports weakened anatomy by taking advantage of gravitational forces during sleep—it holds… Read more »

GERD and Food

Episodes of heartburn and acid reflux are frequently tied to many aspects surrounding food and drink As GERD nerds, we are compelled to discuss the impact of food on gastroesophageal reflux disease suffers (and its a popular topic around the water cooler). It’s more than the quantity of food consumed and timing of meals. There… Read more »