Stretta Anti-Reflux Therapy
Stretta is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure for treating patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
- Radiofrequency treatment – no surgery or implants
- Technologically advanced and scientifically proven
- Virtually pain-free
- Day case procedure – no overnight stay
- Takes around 45-60 minutes
What is Reflux?
GORD (gastro oesophageal reflux disease) is when contents from the stomach reflux up through the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) into the esophagus, causing day-to-day problems such as heartburn, coughs, sore throats and regurgitation. It is very uncomfortable for the sufferer. In the long term, reflux can lead to ulcers and cancer.
Around 12 million Britons will suffer from acid reflux at some point.
Stretta Reflux Therapy
Stretta is a unique and minimally invasive treatment for GORD that goes beyond the benefit of medications, while avoiding the invasive and costly nature of surgery or implants, as indicated in this diagram.
Stretta therapy is based on using radiofrequency treatment to remodel the sphincter muscle between the stomach and the oesophagus, thereby reducing the reflux. The radiofrequency causes the tissue to contract and improvements can continue for up to 6 months as the body continues to heal itself after treatment.
In clinical trials:
- 93% of patients were satisfied with the results
- After 4 years, 86% of patients were still off daily reflux medications
Clinical studies show improvement in GORD symptoms, acid exposure, and elimination or reduction of the use of heartburn medications.
What does Stretta Anti-Reflux Therapy Involve?
Learn more about the Stretta Anti-Reflux Therapy procedure.