Leading the region with a new, non-invasive surgical option for GERD/heartburn
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
Women & Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first in the area to offer an advanced new treatment for people with severe heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This new procedure, called TIF, requires no incision and can be a quick, effective solution. If you are tired of taking pills to manage the pain of heartburn, ask your doctor if our new, minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
The gold standard of GERD surgeries is a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication or touppet fundoplication, where the upper part of the stomach is used to make a “new valve” at the lower aspect of the esophagus (swallowing tube). The TIF using the Esophyx device can produce similar results without incisions. This procedure is the ultimate in minimally invasive surgery in that it is incisionless, which means no scars, less pain, less risk, and a faster recovery when compared to other surgical options. Most patients can get back to work and most normal activities in only a couple of days.
For more information or to attend a free informational seminar, call 475-4075.
Heartburn/TIF Seminars Meeting DatesFirst Floor Classroom – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Feb 5
- Tuesday, April 9
- Tuesday, June 11
- Tuesday, Aug 13
- Tuesday, Oct 8
If you are a candidate for TIF, talk to a general surgeon who performs the TIF.
Keith Chung, M.D.
Board-Certified General Surgeon
4150 Nelson Rd B-6
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMB)
Independent Member of the Medical Staff at Women & Children’s Hospital
Learn More: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)