It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 4
josieduff HB User
Smile TIF Procedure

Has anyone had the TIF procedure performed? I am considering it and would appreciate any information I could get.
thanks,
Josie

 
Old 05-17-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 585
rosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB User
Re: TIF Procedure

Quote:
Originally Posted by josieduff View Post
Has anyone had the TIF procedure performed? I am considering it and would appreciate any information I could get.
thanks,
Josie
I think it is fairly new but it sounds like it may be the one that causes the least amount of structural change in the esophagus.

I would like to know if it is reversible in the event one cannot tolerate the device.

It sounds from what I have read that they insert a device that mimics the action of the LES. It will be interesting to see if anyone has had it yet.

My only concern with it being so new is that the surgeons may have not yet worked out all the kinks in the system and I would hate to be their guinea pigs.

Rose

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-17-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 4
josieduff HB User
Re: TIF Procedure

Quote:
Originally Posted by rosebloom View Post
I think it is fairly new but it sounds like it may be the one that causes the least amount of structural change in the esophagus.

I would like to know if it is reversible in the event one cannot tolerate the device.

It sounds from what I have read that they insert a device that mimics the action of the LES. It will be interesting to see if anyone has had it yet.

My only concern with it being so new is that the surgeons may have not yet worked out all the kinks in the system and I would hate to be their guinea pigs.

Rose

 
Old 05-17-2012, 08:08 AM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 4
josieduff HB User
Re: TIF Procedure

To my knowledg this procedure reconstructs the antireflux valve using a device called the EsophyX device and restores the body’s natural protection against reflux. I just want to know if the risk is worth the surgery? I am mostly concerned about what the medication is doing against my calcium in my body and the effect it has on my bones. I already have bone loss in my back and hip.

Josie

 
Old 05-17-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 585
rosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB Userrosebloom HB User
Re: TIF Procedure

Quote:
Originally Posted by josieduff View Post
To my knowledg this procedure reconstructs the antireflux valve using a device called the EsophyX device and restores the body’s natural protection against reflux. I just want to know if the risk is worth the surgery? I am mostly concerned about what the medication is doing against my calcium in my body and the effect it has on my bones. I already have bone loss in my back and hip.

Josie
I think it shows great promise, but it is fairly new.

I am with you with the bone loss. It is the reason I went off PPI's two years ago.

Rose

 
Old 05-17-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 9,381
Blog Entries: 32
janewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB User
Re: TIF Procedure

It is easier and a less drastic change than the surgical repair, Nissen. It doesn't work if you have a hiatal hernia larger than 2 cm, so you'd have to be checked for that.

I opted for Nissen, and it turned out to be the right choice, as I had a 4 cm hiatal hernia that the endoscopy and barium swallow missed! Surgeon fixed that while he was in there.

Of course, there are quite a few people who've done well with TIF. I agree with Rosebloom that it's disturbingly new, but there are a few surgeons out there who've been doing it regularly for a few years now. If you can find one, talk to him or her.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
TIF Procedure Feisty1 Acid Reflux / GERD 10 01-09-2012 08:53 PM
Esophyx TIF Procedure cat7557 Acid Reflux / GERD 1 03-01-2011 12:03 PM
Esophyx TIF - Procedure 4-21-2010 dpsjeep93 Acid Reflux / GERD 1 04-23-2010 04:17 PM
Endocinch procedure wpshooter Acid Reflux / GERD 0 12-02-2009 06:19 AM
Diet after TIF procedure hawkins6 Acid Reflux / GERD 0 12-01-2009 08:21 AM

Tags
gerd, reflux, tif



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Aciphex
Nexium
Omeprazole
Pepcid
Prevacid
  Prilosec
Protonix
Ranitidine
Reglan
Zantac




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



janewhite1 (107), solofelix (95), MountainReader (72), kacyc (58), rosebloom (34), Johnah (20), eew (17), Seeking Sunrise (16), JanaJ (16), Stretch1one (15)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (999), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (667), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:46 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!