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A novel transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure using the EsophyX system with SerosaFuse fasteners was designed to reconstruct a full-thickness valve at the gastroesophageal junction through tailored delivery of multiple fasteners during a single-device insertion. The safety and efficacy of TIF for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease(More)
A new endoluminal fundoplication (ELF) technique performed transorally using the EsophyX™ device was evaluated for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in a prospective, feasibility clinical trial. Nineteen patients were enrolled into the study. Inclusion criteria were chronic and symptomatic GERD, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) dependence,(More)
A feasibility study (n = 19) evaluated the safety and initial efficacy of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for the treatment of gastroesophageal disease (GERD). The results at 1 year (n = 17) indicated that TIF was safe and had a significant effect on reducing GERD symptoms, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) usage, acid exposure, and small hiatal(More)
BACKGROUND To date, there are no long-term data on the use of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for the treatment of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We sought to prospectively evaluate the long-term safety and durability of TIF in a multi-center setting. METHODS A longitudinal per protocol (PP) and a modified intention-to-treat(More)
Only a few authors have reported the technique of Ivor Lewis esophagectomy by minimally invasive means, and anastomosis was usually performed by a circular stapler. We report an Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy with manual esogastric anastomosis performed by thoracoscopy in the prone position. An adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus without lymph nodes(More)
Esophagectomy can be performed by different minimal invasive techniques. We report a technique of Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy with manual anastomosis performed by thoracoscopy in prone position. Readers are encouraged to view the streaming video that accompanies this article. A 51-year-old man was consulted for adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus(More)
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