The Spectrum of Surgical Remediation of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication-Related Failures

AIM: To evaluate outcomes of surgical remediation for symptomatic or anatomic failure after a transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). METHODS: This retrospective study was performed on 11 patients who underwent a remedial operation following TIF failure between June 2011 and September 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Florida for persistent foregut symptoms. Upper gastrointestinal workup characterized… Read more »

Management options for patients with GERD and persistent symptoms on proton pump inhibitors: recommendations from an expert panel

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess expert gastroenterologists’ opinion on treatment for distinct gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) profiles characterized by proton pump inhibitor (PPI) unresponsive symptoms. METHODS: Fourteen esophagologists applied the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method to hypothetical scenarios with previously demonstrated GERD (positive pH-metry or endoscopy) and persistent symptoms despite double-dose PPI therapy… Read more »

Efficacy of transoral incisionless fundoplication for refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

BACKGROUND: Given poor symptomatic response rates and rising awareness of the adverse events associated with the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), endoscopic modalities for treatment of refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have become more prominent. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate feasibility, efficacy, and… Read more »

Trans-oral incisionless fundoplication vs stretta, two recognized endoluminal anti-reflux therapies; a systematic review and meta-analysis

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is common with a prevalence of 10-20% in the Western World. During the last two decades, amongst introduced several endo-luminal techniques, evidence has emerged about the efficacy and safety of two treatment modalities for GORD; ‘Stretta’ procedure and trans-oral incisionless fundoplication (TIF)’ or EsophyX. Author in this study aim to conduct… Read more »

Efficacy of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication vs Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication or Proton Pump Inhibitors in Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis

BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effects of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) and laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) have been compared with those of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or a sham procedure in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but there has been no direct comparison of TIF vs LNF. We performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis… Read more »

Endoscopic fundoplication: patient selection and technique

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition that places a significant burden on the healthcare system. Additionally, there have been concerns raised about potential risks of long-term proton pump inhibitors. Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is currently the gold standard option for patients when surgery is planned. However, there continues to be interest in an endoscopic,… Read more »

Efficacy of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for the treatment of GERD: a systematic review with meta-analysis

BACKGROUND: The efficacy of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) performed with the EsophyX device (Redmond, Washington, USA) and its long-term outcomes in gastresophageal reflux disease (GERD) are debated. We, therefore, performed a systematic review with meta-analysis of studies evaluating the role of TIF in GERD. METHODS: A systematic search of EMBASE, SCOPUS, PubMed, and the Cochrane… Read more »

Transoral incisionless fundoplication: current status

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) performed with the EsophyX device (Redmond, Washington, USA) is a totally endoscopic procedure with the objectives to mechanically repair a defective gastroesophageal valve and to reduce small hiatal hernias. The recent publication of randomized controlled trials and long-term follow-up data offers the opportunity to reevaluate this treatment modality… Read more »