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.
I have been asked many times by parents to define aspiration in reference to GERD and how to prevent it. Aspiration occurs in 10-20% of patients with GERD and is the inhalation of stomach contents into the respiratory symptoms. The lumen of the right main broncus of the lung is most likely to be where aspirated contents wind up because it is…