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Newly-Published Study Concludes Stretta May Be More Desirable GERD Treatment than Chronic PPI Use or Anti-Reflux Surgery in Some Patients
Date:9/5/2013

GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly published peer-review study that examines Stretta therapy is bringing renewed attention to this non-surgical procedure that has 10 years of patient data and recently earned The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) highest GRADE recommendation.

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The study, published in Gastroenterology Research and Practice, is titled "Stretta Radiofrequency Treatment for GERD: A Safe and Effective Modality" and presents facts that dispel some misconceptions about Stretta. The study concludes that Stretta is a safe and effective treatment in patients for whom PPI therapy is undesirable, or the many that prefer less invasive treatment options.

Authored by Drs. Mark Franciosa and Hiroshi Mashimo, of the Center for Swallowing and Motility Disorders in Boston, VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, and Dr. George Triadafilopoulos of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Stanford University School of Medicine, the study cites experimental and clinical data from a multitude of sources and concludes that Stretta is a valuable non-surgical treatment option in the management of GERD.

Stretta uses low power and low temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy to remodel the lower esophageal sphincter muscle, thus reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and its symptoms.

"This review of the abundant clinical data, including controlled and randomized studies, as well as studies with long-term follow up, concludes that Stretta is safe, effective and lo
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