Affinity Medical Group surgeon to give community talks regarding incisionless heartburn treatment
02 / 28 / 2012
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. – Dr. Peter Janu, an Affinity Medical Group surgeon, and his partners offers transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), a procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The TIF procedure, an innovative form of incisionless transoral natural orifice surgery, reconstructs the body's natural antireflux barrier.
Janu, who has been performing the procedure for nearly two years, has developed one of the largest experiences in the country.
"The TIF procedure can significantly improve quality of life for appropriate patients when conservative and medical therapy fails to relieve symptoms," Janu said. "Most patients are able to stop medications for heartburn and the vast majority have been satisfied with the control of reflux.”
Janu will be talking with the community regarding GERD and the TIF procedure on the following days:
March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Millhome Supper Club, Kiel
March 26 at 5:30 p.m. at The American Club, Kohler
April 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton
April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at The Marq, De Pere
Registration for these events will be through NurseDirect. To register, or for additional information, visit www.affinityhealth.org/refluxseminar or call 1 (800) 362-9900.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.