Over twenty million Americans suffer with daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions. Until recently, these people faced either a lifetime of daily medications – and often incomplete resolution of their symptoms – or the risks of invasive surgery. Now they have a better option. The TIF® procedure (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) is performed completely without incisions and is now available from Dr. Adam David Waller at Gastroenterology Consultants of Augusta.

The TIF procedure is based on established principles of surgical repair of the anti-reflux barrier, except that it is “surgery from within” performed through the mouth with an endoscope—the same equipment used to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The procedure reduces a hiatal hernia and rebuilds the valve between the stomach and esophagus restoring the natural, physiological anatomy to prevent GERD. Because the procedure is incisionless, there is reduced pain, reduced recovery, and no visible scar.

With millions of Americans diagnosed with GERD and not fully satisfied with their treatment options, the TIF procedure offers an alternative that is scientifically backed with many studies and is covered by many insurance plans. Dr. Waller is excited to be able to provide patients with this cutting-edge, incision-free procedure and help restore their quality of life.

If you suffer from chronic reflux or GERD, contact Gastroenterology Consultants of Augusta today to learn more about the TIF Procedure!


  • Minimally Invasive
  • Fast recovery
  • No incisions
  • FDA-cleared
  • No increased flatulence
  • Exemplary safety profile
  • No increased bloating
  • Covered by most insurance
  • No metal implant
  • Controls disruptive symptoms