Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that causes heartburn and acid reflux due to gastric acid returning from the stomach back up into the esophagus.
At Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, we offer a minimally invasive surgical procedure called transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) to treat GERD. This procedure requires no incision and is a quick, effective solution for patients who suffer from chronic heartburn or acid reflux. TIF leaves no scars and is less painful than other surgical options. Patients are generally free to resume normal activities after a few days of recovery.
Meet our Physician:
Thomas Bening, M.D.
Dr. Bening, general surgeon, is the first physician in Central Texas to perform the TIF procedure. “The TIF procedure can significantly improve quality of life for our patients,” says Dr. Bening. “GERD is an anatomical problem which needs an anatomical solution. Reflux medications like PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) can help relieve patients' heartburn symptoms, but don’t solve the underlying anatomical problems or prevent further disease progression. Even on PPIs many patients are still unable to eat the foods they want or have to sleep sitting up to reduce nighttime reflux.”
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For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (512) 528-7337.