Recent research conducted using the MUSE system by Medigus has shown promise for long-term reduction or elimination of GERD symptoms in patients with moderate to severe GERD. The MUSE system is a combination of incisionless procedures that uses visualization, ultrasound and surgical stapling within the traditional endoscopic procedure (1).
Less invasive surgeries have shown to provide faster healing with less complications but long-term outcomes were not as frequently studied. In this three year follow-up with patients who had the MUSE procedure over traditional fundoplication, the long-term success was also seen. The majority of MUSE patients (74%) did not need any treatment with PPI medications during the three years post surgery. Of those who did require further PPI treatment, most were able to reduce the dose of their medication.
This is great news for GERD sufferers who are looking for a minimally invasive procedure with long-term positive outcomes