Stretta Procedure in Dallas, TX
The Stretta procedure is an alternative treatment to surgery or implants in patients who experience continuing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, otherwise known as GERD. When this condition is not responding well to medications, or if drugs are not medically advisable, Stretta surgery should be considered a viable option. Stretta is performed as an outpatient procedure and is done in about an hour, with little downtime; patients are released to normal activities in only a matter of days.
Research has proven Stretta therapy to be successful in the resolution of reflux symptoms and in helping GERD sufferers to enjoy their lives. The Stretta procedure:
- Greatly reduces or eliminates the need for drugs in treating GERD
- Is essentially non-surgical, as it is performed through the mouth (referred to as transorally)
- Has been proven in over 40 clinical studies for safety and efficacy
- Is known to eliminate the symptoms of GERD for 4-10 years
- Unlike medication, it resolves the cause of GERD, rather than just treating the symptoms
Why Choose Stretta?
There is a sphincter muscle located where the stomach and the esophagus connect. Sometimes this muscle is weak, so it allows food and acid to back up into the esophagus, which is the underlying cause of acid reflux. With the Stretta Procedure, Radiofrequency Energy (RF) is delivered to this muscle to strengthen it and make it function more efficiently. Therefore, it is less likely that reflux will occur.
RF Energy is an energy waveform that is not new to medical procedures. Cardiologists turn to RF Energy to eradicate threatening or erratic rhythms in the heart and Urologists sometimes choose RF to help resolve prostate enlargement. Radiofrequency Energy also treats snoring or sleep apnea and is also utilized in some non-surgical cosmetic procedures to tighten skin and contour the body.
If you are having difficulty controlling GERD with medications, desire a method of treatment that does not include the side effects of certain drugs or are hesitant about surgery, contact Expert Surgical today to learn more about Stretta and how it can help restore your quality of life.