Bard Endocinch is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat severe acid reflux disease. The procedure the physician places a series of stitches in the lower esophagus to create a pleat in the sphincter. The pleats tighten the gateway between the esophagus and the stomach, lessening the flow of acid from the stomach to the esophagus.
There is a great deal of confusion about the use of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) surgery for infants and children and the role of surgery in treatment. I am beginning a series of blogs about all aspects of surgery in the treatment of GERD. The vast majority of infants and children with GERD respond positively to medical…