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How the TIF Procedure Works to Relieve GERD
The TIF procedure with the EsophyX device reconstructs the antireflux valve at the entrance from the esophagus into the stomach. This valve opens and closes as food is swallowed and acts as a physical barrier to reflux. By preventing reflux, the procedure eliminates both the acidic symptoms of reflux, such as heartburn and sore throat, and the non-acid, atypical symptoms, such as asthma, chronic cough, and regurgitation.
Similar to laparoscopic antireflux surgery, the TIF procedure is used to treat the underlying anatomical cause of GERD by reconstructing the dynamics of the body’s natural antireflux barrier.
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