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Doctors Hospital of Augusta

Treatment for Chronic Acid Reflux (GERD)

What is GERD?

If you have heartburn more than once a week, then you might have chronic acid reflux. Also known as GERD, chronic acid reflux can cause real pain and make eating difficult. Here are the most common symptoms:

  • Heartburn
  • Recurgitation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Asthma
  • Can't eat certain foods
  • Can't drink certain liquids
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest

What Can I Do?

It all depends how bad your symptoms are. Medications and lifestyle changes may help. If not minimally invasive surgery might be your best option.

Tif®: Incisionless Surgery

Tif is short for Transoral Incisionelss Fundoplication. It's a minimally invasive surgery that doesn't require an incision. That means no scaring! To learn more watch this video:

To see if Tif is right for you, call (706) 651-4343 and ask to speak to a doctor that performs the Tif procedure.