ⓘ Stretta procedure

                                     

ⓘ Stretta procedure

Stretta is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease that delivers radiofrequency energy in the form of electromagnetic waves through electrodes at the end of a catheter to the lower esophageal sphincter and the gastric cardia - the region of the stomach just below the LES. The energy heats the tissue, ultimately causing it to swell and stiffen, the way this works was not understood as of 2015, but it was thought that perhaps the heat causes local inflammation, collagen deposition and muscular thickening of the LES and that it may disrupt the nerves there.

Its relative effectiveness is controversial, with the American College of gastroenterology recommends that you stop using it in 2013 and in the same year the society of American gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgeons sages, giving him good advice for people who refuse laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, which involves making an incision in the torso and wrapping part of the stomach around the esophagus, and which is considered the "gold standard" of effectiveness. In 2015, the American society for gastrointestinal endoscopy guidance note that the quality of evidence was low for other available Stretta endoscopic treatment of GERD transoral fundoplication incisionless and for research, he suggested that endoscopic treatment of GERD is considered.

The device for the procedure was originally developed by a company called Couronne, which received the FDA approval for the device in 2000, but then went bankrupt in 2006, the instrument was returned to the market Mederi therapy in 2010. The procedure costs between $3.000 and $4.000 beginning in 2004.

                                     
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