Transoral incisionless fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease

Abstract: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common and costly chronic medical condition affecting millions of patients. It is associated with substantial morbidity and negatively impacts quality of life. Reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus damages the esophageal mucosa and is associated with conditions including esophagitis and esophageal stricture. While GERD is most commonly… Read more »

The effects of transoral incisionless fundoplication on chronic GERD patients: 12-month prospective multicenter experience

PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the impact of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) on patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) at 12-month follow-up. METHODS: Clinical outcomes of 100 consecutive patients with chronic GERD who underwent TIF between January 2010 and February 2011 were analyzed. RESULTS: There were no major complications reported. Esophageal acid exposure… Read more »

Impact of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) on subjective and objective GERD indices: a systematic review of the published literature

BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) remains a significant problem for the medical community. Many endoluminal treatments for GERD have been developed with little success. Currently, transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) attempts to recreate a surgical fundoplication through placement of full-thickness polypropylene H-fasteners. This, the most recent procedure to gain FDA approval, has shown some promise in… Read more »

Transoral incisionless fundoplication does not significantly increase morbidity of subsequent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

INTRODUCTION: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) has been used for endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Full-thickness polypropylene H-fasteners create a serosa-to-serosa gastroesophageal plication. A certain subset of TIF patients will require subsequent antireflux surgery to achieve adequate reflux control, and it is unknown whether this procedure increases the technical difficulty of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication… Read more »

A Prospective Multicenter Registry of Patients with Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Receiving Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication

BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to validate previously reported safety and symptomatic outcomes of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), evaluate the relative benefit of TIF within different gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) subgroups, and to determine predictors of success in community settings. STUDY DESIGN: Between January 2010 and February 2011, 100 consecutive patients who underwent TIF 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 »

Comprehensive evaluation of endoscopic fundoplication using the EsophyX device

BACKGROUND: There are limited studies that evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic fundoplication (EF) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with the EsophyX™ device, especially with the most recent procedural iteration (TIF-2). This study was a prospective evaluation of our early experience with this device and procedure. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on 23 consecutive patients undergoing… Read more »

Long-term outcomes after transoral incisionless fundoplication in patients with GERD and LPR symptoms

BACKGROUND: A retrospective study evaluated safety, symptom resolution, patient satisfaction, and medication use 1-2 years after transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and/or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with a confirmed diagnosis of GERD symptoms that were inadequately controlled by antisecretory medications, and who where either dissatisfied with… Read more »