The guidelines will include a diet of soft, easy to swallow and easily chewed foods for at least 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, and also help to control nausea, extra gas, diarrhea or problems swallowing.
Is the TIF procedure worth it?
A 2020 study following patients for 5 years after having a TIF procedure found that more than 75 percent reported satisfaction with the procedure and decreased PPI use. A few factors have been shown to increase the likelihood that a TIF procedure will successfully reduce GERD symptoms.
How long does it take to heal after TIF procedure?
After the TIF procedure
Most patients can return home the same or following day and can resume most ordinary activities within a few days. However, patients should expect to experience some minor discomfort in their shoulder, stomach, chest, nose, and/or throat for up to three to seven days after the procedure.
What is the success rate of the TIF procedure?
Multiple national studies have shown that the TIF procedure is performed successfully in up to 99% of patients, with just 2% experiencing issues during or after the procedure, such as a tear or internal bleeding. For a large number of patients, TIF provides significant GERD symptom relief and improved quality of life.