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What to Expect: Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
Transoral incisionless fundoplication using the Esophyx® device offers the same benefits as established surgical treatments for GERD, minus the incisions. This makes for a more comfortable experience and helps you heal faster. As nationally renowned experts in minimally invasive surgery, our esophagus experts are able to expertly deliver this treatment.
If transoral incisionless fundoplication is right for you, here’s what to expect:
We give you general anesthesia, meaning you are asleep and not able to feel any sensation during your procedure.
Your physician passes an endoscope through your mouth into your esophagus.
Using the Esophyx® device, we grab a small section of your upper stomach.
Pulling this tissue down, we make a fold and secure it with plastic surgical clips.
Repeating this process all the way around your esophagus, we form a semi-circular valve just beneath your lower esophagus. The valve looks like a 3-D omega: Ω.
This valve functions just like your natural lower esophageal sphincter, creating a strong reflux barrier.
Most patients recover in the hospital overnight and go home the next day.
You can expect to return to your normal daily activities within a few days.