anyone hear of these procedures? endocinch,plicator or stretta procedure?

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   Posted 3/3/2010 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Endocinch_uses a sewing capsule attached to an endoscope to stitch the junction between the esophagus and stomach, narrowing the opening to prevent acid reflux.  Plicator-is a device that is passed through the mouth onto the stomach, where it places a single suture-based implant near the junction between the esophagus and stomach to help restore the antir-reflux barrier.  Stretta Procedure-deystroys the nerves in the LES and creates scar tissue, keeping the LES from opening repeatedly, which prevents acid reflux.   These procedures are offered at the Mayo Clinic in Minesota..

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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard of the Plicator (EsophyX TIF).
You must not have large HH for any of these surgeries.
I'd worry about Stretta, It sounds very high risk. If something goes wrong it can't be repaired.


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   Posted 3/5/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have seen the Mayo Clinic's website about GERD. I do think it is out of date, which is surprising since they are recognized as one of the best medical facility in the world. As far as the Endocinch, Plicator and Stretta procedure, I believe that all 3 of them are discontinued. What I have read and heard from others, all enodscopic surgical procedures for GERD don't work. The newest procedure is EsophyX. I have read posts from others where this procedure has been successful, and many others where it has failed. I stumbled accross a company from Isreal called Medigus which manufacturs an endoscope that is used to repair the LES.
As far as Mayo clinic and the procedures they use, I guess the best way to find out is to get an appointment and find out yourself.
 Good luck! I do hope you find something that works for you.

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   Posted 8/4/2012 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
so the Endocinch, Plicator procedures are not done anymore?
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