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Are there minimally invasive or natural orifice procedures to treat gerd?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, to both.
The surgical treatment of gerd involves wrapping the stomach around the esophagus, called a fundoplication.
This has been performed laparoscopically for over 15 years. Recently, a new technique was introduced to create an internal wrap via natural orifice surgery; this is called transoral incisionless fundplication (tif).

In brief: Yes, to both.
The surgical treatment of gerd involves wrapping the stomach around the esophagus, called a fundoplication.
This has been performed laparoscopically for over 15 years. Recently, a new technique was introduced to create an internal wrap via natural orifice surgery; this is called transoral incisionless fundplication (tif).
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jon Wee
Laparoscopic fundoplication is the standard treatment. TIF procedure has had some success but less than seem with a Lap Nissen. There is also less long term data with the TIF procedure. But it is effective in certain cases
Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes.
Anti-reflux procedures, such as fundoplications, are done routinely minimally-invasively with laparoscopy .
.. Natural orifice procedures for gerd are being developed, but not yet routinely performed ...

In brief: Yes.
Anti-reflux procedures, such as fundoplications, are done routinely minimally-invasively with laparoscopy .
.. Natural orifice procedures for gerd are being developed, but not yet routinely performed ...
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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