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TIF can relieve heartburn.

EsophyX TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) is the latest treatment for safely and effectively treating chronic acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A completely incisionless procedure, EsophyX TIF reconstructs the anti-reflux barrier to provide a solution to the anatomical root cause of GERD. The procedure is for patients who are dissatisfied with current pharmaceutical therapies or are concerned about the long-term effects of daily use of reflux medications.

For more information on Incisionless Surgery for Chronic Heartburn (TIF), click here to visit our EsophyX TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) page.

Dr. Douglas Cummins is a trained TIF specialist and certified by EndoGastric (EGS) Solutions. He is the first surgeon in the South Plains Texas Area to offer the TIF procedure for acid reflux disease.

Check out the following resources to learn more about chronic heartburn disease, then visit our TIF Procedure page.

The TIF procedure for reflux is incisionless and uses your body's natural pathway to reconstruct the root cause of your GERD. TIF Procedure Animation from EndoGastric Solutions on Vimeo.
What is GERD? In this video, Dr. Cummins explains what GERD is and how the non-invasive TIF procedure treats this condition.

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06/2013 - Dr. Cummins discusses the TIF procedure for treating chronic heartburn with Karin McCay on Healthwise at 5, Channel 11 KCBD News in Lubbock, Texas. (Opens in a new window.)


05/2013 - Dr. Cummins is featured in a video on the Covenant Hospital Plainview website talking about the services he offers and, specifically, heartburn. (Opens in YouTube.)

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01/2010 - Dr. Cummins discusses the TIF procedure for treating chronic heartburn with Karin McCay on Healthwise at 5, Channel 11 KCBD News in Lubbock, Texas. (Open in your computer's video player.)

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08/2010 - Dr. Cummins discusses Incisionless Surgery for Chronic Heartburn on The Benefits of Health Care brought to you by Covenant Hospital. (Select your preferred audio player.)

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This episode on the TV show The Doctors presents the use of the Esophyx procedure for the treatment of acid reflux. (Open in your preferred media player.)

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CBS-TV Evening News with Katie Couric presented this story concerning the effect of long-term use of acid reflux drugs (PPIs) on bone loss. (Open in your computer's video player.)