Technology You Can Trust
CDP Health proudly provides excellent care for patients in Northeast South Dakota. We perform a wide variety of surgeries so that the people in our community don’t have to travel as far to get the care they need. When it’s time for surgery, we hope you will put your health in the hands of the people you can trust.
Dr. Ramon Morales
General Surgeon Dr. Ramon Morales, DO, FACOS (Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons) uses the latest technology including a high-definition, 3D surgical video system to perform minimally invasive surgeries.
With this technology, procedures that formerly required an inpatient hospital stay can now be conducted on an outpatient basis—for example, surgeries including hernia repair, gallbladder removal, colon procedures, and acid reflux surgeries. This means less recovery time and a quicker return to your normal life.
More About the TIF Procedure
TIF is an endoscopic procedure. Doctors use a special TIF device along with an endoscope (a flexible, tube-like instrument inserted into the mouth that can help doctors see inside the body). The TIF device is equipped with grippers and fasteners, which help the doctor repair or re-create the valve so it becomes a better barrier against acid reflux.
Because TIF does not involve an incision (cut) as does traditional open or laparoscopic surgery, it may mean a faster, less painful recovery.
What is a TIF?
Transoral incisionless fundoplication is a minimally invasive procedure to treat acid reflux, also known as heartburn, and other symptoms associated with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These symptoms are caused by a malfunctioning valve that allows stomach acid into the esophagus.
Who can benefit from the TIF procedure?
A gastroenterologist or surgeon may recommend TIF to treat a patient who has GERD symptoms that are not managed well with other treatments such as antacids and drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).