WVU Medicine is proud to offer transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), an advanced endoscopy procedure for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that relieves symptoms without surgery. WVU Medicine gastroenterologists are the only trained and certified providers who perform the TIF procedure in West Virginia and the surrounding region.

Anti-reflux surgery has been used to effectively treat patients with GERD for over 50 years, but TIF is a less invasive option with fewer side effects and a quicker recovery period. This outpatient, minimally invasive procedure is performed under general anesthesia through the mouth with a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope. A WVU Medicine gastroenterologist feeds the endoscope through a special TIF device to repair the malfunctioning valve and block stomach acid from reaching the esophagus with forceps or fasteners instead of incisions.

You may be a candidate for TIF if:

  • You regularly experience GERD symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation after eating.
  • GERD medication is no longer effective for you.
  • You continue to have GERD symptoms while on medication.
  • You prefer not to undergo traditional anti-reflux surgery.

Schedule an evaluation with a WVU Medicine gastroenterologist today to find out if the TIF procedure is right for you.

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506