Non surgical repair of oesophagis

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found this on a news wire site. Seems to be a viable alternative to Nissen and Lynx. There is a website on the procedure at stretton-therapy. 

"NORWALK, Conn., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mederi Therapeutics Inc. today announced that the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has issued new Guidelines that cite Stretta as a viable treatment option for GERD. According to the Guidelines, Stretta was seen as safe, effective and durable, specifically stating: "Adverse events were infrequent and typically minor. The technique appears to durably relieve GERD symptoms for up to 10 years in the majority of patients." The document was prepared by the ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, approved by the ASGE Governing Board, and published in the June issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy."

 

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    Stretta: A valuable endoscopic treatment

    modality for gastroesophageal reflux disease,

    pub med or plos one

    something about this procedure in

    2003/2004 then completely forgot about it.

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    1Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University

    was not effective long term? 2008 study. perhaps procedure has been improved? will once again

    do some homewirk..when have more time.

    .perhaps Rex can do?

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    Just took a quick look at the most recent 2015 published debate material. stretta "significant vs insignificant".

    IMHO...  ''very competitive interests...Each side using their own measurment tools". One would think after 18,000 treatments over a 15 plus year period, a conclusion could be reached?? ..wonder if there is or not,   influences  from these competitive interests? Would hope only PATIENT quality of life" trumps all else ?

    Duke U offers Stretta, ..

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    A newer procedure that is reversible is LINX that uses a magnetic band around the lower esophageal sphincter

    The LINX Reflux Management System is used for treating GERD when medication no longer provides adequate symptom control. The LINX System is another option to the standard surgery for GERD, such as Nissen fundoplication. The LINX System is:

    Less invasive. Placement of the LINX System does not involve significant alterations to anatomy that may limit future treatment options. With the Nissen fundoplication, the top part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower esophagus to improve the reflux barrier.

    Removable. If needed, the LINX System can be removed during a laparoscopic procedure similar to the implant procedure. Removal of the device generally leaves the esophagus the same as before the implant.

    Well-tolerated. After surgery, patients usually go home the same day or the next day. Patients are able to eat a normal diet after surgery. With Nissen fundoplication, patients are restricted to a liquid diet that is slowly advanced over weeks to normal food.

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    HI there,

    I am a member of a facebook page called stretta procedure. it is very helpful. Dr noan is a member and is very good with answering questions. there has been one bad study floating around but it is written by a man who apparently works for a german company who does a procedure called endostim. the page is great. some people there who have had it done. some phots etc. dr noan answers many questions for people to help them decide whats best for them.

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