EndoGastric Solutions publishes 5-year TIF data confirming improved GERD control — longest study to date

EndoGastric Solutions published five-year follow-up data on the effectiveness of transoral incisionless fundoplication 2.0 procedures in controlling gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms.

The data is published in Surgical Innovation: Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgical Science, Technology, and Training.

Here's what you should know:

1. These results are the longest available follow-up data from randomized controlled trials concerning the TIF 2.0 procedure.

2. Five-year follow-up data was provided by 44 of the original 63 patients.

3. In the study, all primary endpoints were met, with 86 percent of patients reporting no regurgitation and 80 percent of patients reporting no atypical symptoms.

4. The procedure also improved health-related quality of life scores and patient satisfaction among GERD patients.

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