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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 little downtime.

Why Choose EsophyX?
  • No external skin incisions - No scarring
  • No internal cutting or dissecting of the natural anatomy
  • 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.

Contact Us

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.

Tired of taking pills for relief of heartburn? Not being able to eat foods that you like? See how EsophyX can treat heartburn!
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Dr. Cirangle

Dr. Cirangle is the first
and only doctor in
San Francisco and Hawaii
to perform the EsophyX Surgery
(Read the Press Release)