EsophyX: A Revolutionary Alternative for GERD
What is EsophyX?
EsophyX is a innovative procedure now available for individuals who are
suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). EsophyX and the
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure offers an attractive
heartburn treatment and GERD treatment option due to their minimal
invasiveness. This procedure involves no incisions and patients have very
No external skin incisions - No scarring
No internal cutting or dissecting of the natural
Fewer adverse events and complications
Does not limit future surgical treatment options
for heartburn relief
What are the consequences of GERD?
In people who suffer from GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease), a
weakened or absent gastroesophageal valve (GE) allows acidic stomach
contents to reflux or wash back into the esophagus. The inner lining of the
esophagus is not designed to handle persistent, long term exposure to
stomach acid. Over time, the damage can result in chronic inflammation
(irritation) or esophagitis (which manifests as heartburn or regurgitation),
which can lead to Barrett's Esophagus (a precancerous condition). Some
GERD sufferers experience extra-esophageal reflux, where stomach acid
spills into the larynx, lungs, mouth or nose. Typically, these problems are
not usually resolved with drug treatment alone and requires anatomical
repair for heartburn relief.
Is Esophyx safe? What's the success rate?
With millions of Americans diagnosed with GERD/Heartburn and not fully
satisfied with their treatment options, EsophyX offers an excellent alternative.
Recent studies of EsophyX have shown that the procedure can reduce
patients' dependency on heartburn relief medications with 80% of patients
remaining symptom free after two years and experiencing a dramatic
improvement in their quality of life. EsophyX has been tested successfully
in hundreds of patients worldwide with nominal side effects. Due to the
complexity and risk of traditional surgical treatments for heartburn,
EsophyX is an attractive GERD treatment alternative. With EsophyX,
there are no incisions either on the skin or in the abdomen. The procedure
only takes about a half hour, drastically reducing the anesthesia time
usually associated with more traditional surgery.
For more information read Esophyx Patient Brouchure.
After the Procedure
EsophyX may require an overnight stay in the hospital. Most patients may
return to work and their usual activities several days after the procedure.
You will be given special dietary instructions to follow while you heal.
To treat your GERD with EsophyX, please contact our office today,
call 866.957.3627, or complete our online registration form to schedule
a private consultation with a LAPSF doctor.