Stratta procedure

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nomoregerd
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   Posted 1/25/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had this procedure done?  It is fairly new but the results look promising.  Thanks so  much for your time!

nomoregerd
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   Posted 1/25/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I got the name wrong.  It is called STRETTA.

Lucy007
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   Posted 1/28/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
The only thing I have heard about this procedure is that it has been discontinued bc the company has shut down.  I cant really even find any more info on it or where it is being performed.

nomoregerd
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   Posted 1/29/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Lucy!  I did some research on the internet about it and it sounded good. Oh well.

Roseanne99
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   Posted 2/1/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Stretta is no longer being done by most docs.  Curon, the company that manufactured the instrument used in the Stretta procedure, has gone out of business.  I read that there are several patient initiated lawsuits.  Apparently, some people who had the Stretta procedure, which uses ablation via radio frequency waves, suffered burns to their esophageal tissue. 
 
I am considering having the Esophyx procedure done.  It is an endoscopic procedure that is supposed to eliminate/reduce GERD by recreate the valve at the LES.  Clinical trials were conducted in Europe.  The procedure was recently approved by the FDA. Only 3 centers in the US currently perform this procedure. My Dr. is in NY. 

couchtater
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   Posted 7/13/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Roseanne99, how did the procedure go? How's your recovery?
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