The Stretta Endoscopic procedure is a safe and effective procedure for treating persistant GERD in most patients. A stretta procedure has a low rate of complications but should only be used on patients who fit the anatomic inclusion criteria and antireflux surgery should reserved those who do not.
Pregnancy can be a huge trigger for many dealing with acid reflux. Women who have never dealt with heartburn before can be sidelined with severe burning and pain. During pregnancy the levels of progesterone increase dramatically and can allow the LES to relax. This relaxation causes a backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Add to that a…