Learning Curve of TIF: A Single Endoscopist Experience

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) is a minimally invasive endoscopic technique proven to be safe and effective for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) inselected patients. The learning curve of this technique has not been studied. Aims: (1) To report the learning curve for TIF, by identifying a breakpoint or threshold number ofprocedures at which there is… Read more »

Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair Followed by Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication With EsophyX Device (HH + TIF): Efficacy and Safety in Two Community Hospitals

The TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) 2.0 procedure is indicated for patients with a hiatal hernia less than 2 cm. Many patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) require hiatal hernia repair. This study examined the safety and efficacy when repairing defects in 2 anatomical structures (hiatus and lower esophageal sphincter) in a concomitant set of procedures… Read more »

Endoscopic management of gastroesophageal reflux disease: a review

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most common esophageal disorder encountered in the United States. Gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms are associated with a negative quality of life and increased healthcare costs and therefore require an effective management strategy. Although proton pump inhibitors remain the primary treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, they do not cure the disorder… Read more »