The Heartburn Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo is currently the only location in the greater Western New York region where patients can receive TIF, an incisionless procedure that reconstructs the sphincter valve so that it works properly.
A transoral approach means that abdominal incisions and internal dissection of other anatomy are not required. This creates a better patient experience than a traditional surgery, by reducing recovery time as well as potential complications.
The TIF procedure works well for treating hiatal hernias, a condition commonly found in patients experiencing reflux symptoms. The purpose of the TIF procedure is to repair and reposition the valve linking the esophagus to the stomach.