Stretta for GORD
Stretta Therapy is a minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure that significantly reduces GERD symptoms, allowing a majority of patients to eliminate or significantly decrease use of PPIs. Stretta is an outpatient procedure performed in less than 60 minutes, allowing patients to return to normal activities the following day.
Stretta is the only widely studied minimally invasive treatment option for GERD – and has been proven safe and effective in more than 40 clinical studies and 25,000+ procedures. Patients have to be carefully selected for this treatment, but if suitable patients can experience significant and lasting symptom relief from 4-10 years.
The Stretta system delivers low power, low temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy to the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) muscle and gastric cardia. This energy remodels the tissue, resulting in improved barrier function and fewer random relaxations that cause reflux symptoms.
RF energy has been shown to thicken the musculature and increase the size and amount of smooth muscle fibres in the treatment zone. The result is a measurable strengthening of the LOS and a reduction in transient LOS relaxations, without stricture or fibrosis. Studies show this effect may repair the deficient sphincter and restore the natural barrier function at the end of the oesophagus.
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