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Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD):
Lap Anti-reflux Surgery (LAR)

LINX® Reflux Management

Endoscopic Stretta Therapy®

 

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GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY: FOREGUT SURGERY

Treatment for GERD

Endoscopic Stretta Therapy®

The Endoscopic Stretta Therapy is a purely endoscopic treatment also for patients with GERD and without large hiatal hernias or severe mucosal damage.

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It uses a trans-oral Stretta catheter system to apply low-power (5 Watts) radiofrequency energy to generates low temperatures (65°C to 85°C) during a series of 14 one-minute cycles which remodel the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle and gastric cardia.


How Stretta Works:

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REFLUX Figure 1:

A weak muscle allows stomach contents to reflux into the esophagus

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STRETTA THERAPY Figure 2:

Treats the muscle with radiofrequency energy

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POST STRETTA Figure 3:

The regenerated, thicker, muscle prevents reflux

This is also an FDA cleared procedure Stretta. Clinical studies demonstrate that Stretta RF treatment results in significant reductions in tissue compliance and transient LES relaxations, as well as increased LES wall thickness due to muscle growth. Stretta is typically performed on an outpatient basis with conscious sedation.

Animation of stretta procedure:

To learn more download the Stretta Patient Brochure

For additional information we recommend visiting the Stretta Manufacturer Website at http://www.stretta-therapy.com

 

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