Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) Surgery Versus Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF): Anti- Reflux Treatment Registry (STAR registry)

Principal Investigator

John Hunter

Study Purpose

The purpose of this registry study is to prospectively collect and evaluate the post-procedure effectiveness, safety and costs associated with the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) Procedure and the Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) surgical procedure in patients undergoing these procedures for the treatment of GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Medical Condition(s)

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure and the Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplicatiojn (LNF) procedure.

Eligibility Criteria

Patient who have GERD,are scheduled to have either of the two surgical procedures (TIF or LNF), and meet all study inclusion criteria will be eligible to enroll into this study registry.

Age Range

18 - 80

Healthy Volunteers Needed


Duration of Participation

Patients who enroll to participate in this registry will be followed for 3 years post surgery. Normal standard of care follow-up in addition to phone contacts every 6 months to collect information on GERD symptoms and any medical management for GERD.

Minors Included



Charlie Borzy, CCRC


This registry is supported by the American Gastroenterological Association

Recruitment End


Compensation Provided



Patients will be compensated a $10 gift card for completing follow-up visits at Month 3, Month 6, 1 year, 2 year, and 3 year visit. Patients that complete all visits will be given an extra $50 gift card. If patients complete all study visits they will receieve a total of $100 in gift cards.

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