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EndoGastric Solutions(TM) Announces Results of EsophyX(TM) Multi-Center GERD Study
Date:2/26/2008

85% of patients remain symptom-free and off daily GERD medication at 1 year

after transoral incisionless fundoplication surgery

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoGastric Solutions, the world leader in natural orifice surgery products and procedures, announces outstanding results at the completion of 1-year follow-up on GERD patients in the phase 2 multi-center study of the first generation transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF 1) procedure and first-generation EsophyX device. EndoGastric Solutions is the first company to successfully design truly incisionless transoral surgical products that mimic the outcomes of the more invasive gold-standard antireflux surgeries, laparoscopic fundoplications (i.e. Nissen, Toupet or Hill procedures). The EsophyX device enables surgeons and advanced interventional gastroenterologists to offer their patients substantive anatomical repair without incisions (no skin or internal dissection) for front-line surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients.

Dr. John Hunter, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, states, "For years, the medical community has been looking for less invasive ways to treat GERD patients to reduce their dependence on pharmaceuticals. Our department has studied the effects of these pharmaceuticals and is concerned that there are additional detrimental effects that should be avoided. EsophyX is an impressive technology with impressive results that advances the treatment of GERD a giant leap forward."

Dr. Todd Overcash, Medical Director of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, is the United States leader of NOS (Natural Orifice Surgery) procedures performed. He was among the first U.S. surgical teams that went to Europe last fall to train on this new technique. He has now performed more EsophyX procedures than any
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