Secca & Stretta, New Treatments for Fecal Incontinence and GERD
Posted in News on 30 October 2014
Published by Raúl Almenara
Steven D Wexner M.D., PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS (Ed)
Chair of Colorectal Surgery – Director Digestive Disease Center, Cleveland Clinic FloridaHospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
Fecal incontinence and GERD are two common pathologies that deteriorate the quality of life of patients and may produce long term morbidity. Their treatment goes from conservative measures to surgery depending on different factors (symptoms severity, response to medication, patient’s comorbidities and individual preferences).
The evolution of modern medicine leads to low aggressive therapies, Secca® and Stretta® arise as part of this tendency and represents an intermediate step between drugs and surgery. The clinical impact of both procedures comes from the changes produced in the tissue due to the radiofrequency.
Nowadays, there are several studies that analyze the resolution of symptoms in patients with GERD and fecal incontinence. Specialists from USA and Europe represented by Steven Wexner, Mariana Berho, Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez and Antonio M Lacy gathered at the Training Center of AIS Channel and discussed the therapeutic indications, latest data on clinical results and performed live surgical procedures.
All details will be published soon on AIS Society.
StrettaⓇ Official website
SeccaⓇ Official website