Stretta Patients and Families
When patients suffer from chronic reflux that is not well controlled with medications, or where long-term GERD medications are not a viable option, Stretta offers an alternative other than surgery or implants. Stretta is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that takes about an hour, patients return to normal activities within 1-2 days.
In clinical trials evaluating the Stretta procedure, up to 93% of patients were satisfied with the outcome of their Stretta Therapy, and up to 86% of patients remained off daily GERD medications four years after their Stretta procedure. Stretta has been shown to not only reduce acid exposure, but to improve the muscle structure of the lower esophagus which reduces the random relaxations of the esophagus that are known to cause GERD symptoms.
- STRETTA RESOLVES REFLUX
- REDUCES OR ELIMINATES MEDICATIONS
- AVOIDS INVASIVE SURGERY OR IMPLANTS
Stretta has a long history of safety and effectiveness and has been given the strongest recommendation possible in a Clinical Guideline from the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Reflux disease can greatly diminish quality of life. Contained in the Patient's Guide and this Patients and Families section is information to educate sufferers and offer solutions to this debilitating condition. The primary source of information should always be one’s health care provider and those physicians who specialize in treatment of specific conditions such as GERD. If this condition is affecting your daily life, click here to find a trained physician in your area.