EsophyX , also known as Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), is the latest treatment to prevent acid reflux. It has been featured on the The Doctors show and as a result, we have recevied quite a bit of questions about his this new acid reflux treatment works and more importantly: “does esophyX work”.
What is esophyX procedure
It is trans oral incisionless endoscopic procedure that reconstructs the valve at the top of the stomach. This procedure is conducted under general anethesia and takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the complexitiy of the patient’s case. The good thing is that patients cna be discharged the following day.
What are the esophyX benefits
One of the primary benefit of this new acid reflux procedure is that it is not as invasive as the traditional treatments. This is becasue there are insertions being done. Instead, the insertion is done via your throat, which takes away any possible damages to your muscles or tissues as well as zero bleeding.
Is esophyX effective or what are esophyX results
According to a sone year follow on study, 85% of the patients can do away with their acid reflux medicine. The group also experienced a 55% improvement in theri lifestyle after going through the esophyX tif treatment.
Patients, on average, need about a day to recover from the operation. However, a dietary restriction is needed during the first 2 weeks after the procedure. There will also be a follow up check up after 2 weeks to ensure that there is no complications resulting from the esophyX procedure.
What are the esophyX risks
The risks associated with esophyX treatment is not unusal. There will some small percentages of the patients suffering from bleeding, infection and injury to the esophagus. The good news is that incidents will happen in less than 1% of the time.
How much does esophyX cost
Besides the effectives, most people would like to know “how much is esophyX”. The prices ranges from city to city but don’t expect it to be cheap. Esophyx procedure costs about $11000 in New York and $15000 to 19000 in Oregon.