Stretta therapy, an option for patients with GERD
Posted in Lectures on 5 December 2014
Published by Dulce Momblán
Endoscopy Unit – Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain
Endoscopy Unit – Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) limit patient´s daily routine and require modifications of habits and diet. Proton pump inhibitors have proven to be effective for the treatment of GERD, however up to 82% of patients with esophagitis will relapse after medical treatment, on the other hand cases of severe GERD clearly benefit from surgery.
There is a group of patients that rejects long term medication or has concern about undergoing surgical treatment. The radiofrequency applied to the distal esophagus, lower esophagogastric sphincter and gastric cardia produces anatomical changes that improves GERD, which is the mechanism of StrettaⓇ therapy.
Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez was at the AIS Channel explaining the indications for StrettaⓇ therapy.
To watch the video with English subtitles click on the
And also performed a live procedure, watch the video and learn the basic steps.