Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stretta Endoscopic Procedure

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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.

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The newest buzz is that researchers have found that it is possible that GERD is due to an immune response more so than the acid itself. Two researchers, Spechler and Souza, found that the acid causes the cells in the esophagus to release chemicals which attract cells that cause inflammation to the esophagus and that these cells then cause the…

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted Stretta Procedure Shows Great Promise Acid reflux disease is one of the leading gastrointestinal disorders, affecting…




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