A surgical solution for heartburn without incision

What are the benefits of the TIF Procedure?

  • No pills
  • No external skin incisions
  • No internal cutting
  • No scars
  • Quick recovery
  • Very safe
  • Does not limit future treatment options

Do you have acid reflux or heart burn? You don't have to suffer. AnMed Health Piedmont Surgical Associates is the only upstate South Carolina provider to offer the TIF solution, an innovative, highly effective option for repairing the body's natural barrier to prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.

There's no pain, no pills and no scars. Best of all, it is safe and recovery is quick.

GERD is a chronic condition in which stomach acid flows back into the esophagus due to a bad valve. Find out how Dr. Paul Frassinelli and his team can help you can enjoy food and life again. To find out more, call AnMed Health Piedmont Surgical Associates at 864.224.1111.

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In a healthy patient, there is a natural valve between the esophagus and the stomach that forms a physical barrier preventing stomach fluids from backwashing, or “refluxing,” up into the esophagus. In a patient with chronic GERD, this valve has become dysfunctional.  Even with reflux medication, many patients are still unable to eat the foods they want or need to sleep sitting up to reduce nighttime reflux.

What are my treatment options?

Depending on the severity of GERD-related symptoms, treatment may involve lifestyle modifications, medical therapy or antireflux surgery.

Over the counter and prescribed pharmaceuticals provide temporary relief, but do not treat the underlying anatomical problem or stop the disease from worsening.

Conventional antireflux surgery has been long considered an effective solution to treating GERD, but typically includes side effects such as bloating and difficulty swallowing.

The TIF procedure for reflux treats the underlying cause of GERD without incisions. This innovative procedure rebuilds the antireflux valve and restores the body’s natural protection against reflux.

No pills. No scars. Just relief.

TIF treats GERD at its source. The incisionless approach rebuilds an antireflux valve to restore the body’s natural protection against acid reflux. By accessing the stomach through the mouth, there are no scars, minimizing complications and possibly leading to a quicker recovery.

Eat or drink the foods you want, when you want.

With millions of Americans diagnosed with GERD and not fully satisfied with their treatment options, the TIF procedure  offers an excellent alternative. 

Get back to living without the pills and without heartburn. Contact AnMed Health Piedmont Surgical Associates or call our office at 864.224.1111 for more information about the TIF procedure.

GERD Symptoms
If you regularly experience the following symptoms, you may have GERD.

  • Asthma
  • Belching
  • Dry coughing
  • Feeling of food stuck in the esophagus
  • Heartburn
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Regurgitation
  • Saliva increase
  • Sore throat
  • Difficult or painful swallowing

Candidates for TIF

  • Regularly experience GERD symptoms
  • No longer respond well to reflux medications
  • Are dependent on proton pump inhibitors
  • Are considering surgery but concerned about complications and potential side effects of traditional antireflux surgery
  • Have a small hiatal hernia

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