TIF Procedure

Do you have chronic heartburn or acid reflux? Have you been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Are you struggling to control your GERD symptoms with lifestyle changes and medicine?

There’s a new, exciting treatment option.

GANV is pleased to offer patients the TIF Procedure: a simple intervention that repairs the gastroesophageal valve, the root cause of GERD.

In a recent study:

  • 90% of patients experienced a reduction of troublesome regurgitation
  • 88% of patients experienced elimination of all daily atypical symptoms
  • And 71% of patients completely stopped taking their PPIs

Most importantly, these positive outcomes remained stable during the three-year follow-up period.

The TIF procedure has an excellent safety profile. It has been performed on more than 20,000 patients worldwide with a low complication rate of under one half of one percent (0.5%). Clinical studies demonstrate that TIF patients rarely experienced long-term side-effects commonly associated with traditional procedures.

PPI medications offer safe and effective short term relief for heartburn symptoms. Unfortunately, even while on medications for years, many patients are still unable to eat the foods they want or must sleep sitting up to reduce nighttime reflux; patients frequently become dissatisfied with GERD-related lifestyle adjustments. The media has regularly reported on studies associating complications with long-term use of PPIs—chronic kidney disease, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, interference with Plavix®, intestinal infections, and dementia.

If you or someone you know suffers with chronic GERD and would like to be evaluated for the TIF procedure, please call 703-698-8960 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ivan Harnden or Dr. Iris Lee.  

We are ready to help you get back to YOU!