The Stretta procedure is a noninvasive, endoscopic treatment of acid reflux in which radiofrequency energy is applied to the gastroesophageal junction.
In principle, controlled injury causes thickening of the lower esophageal sphincter, limiting free reflux of gastric contents.
It may also reduce the feeling of heartburn that we get with acid reflux and the loosening of our natural antireflux mechanism.
The Stretta Procedure consists of a catheter with electrodes that surgeons can use to deliver radio-frequency energy to the smooth muscle of the gastroesophageal junction in patients with GERD.
RF energy heats the tissue, creating thermal lesions. As these lesions heal, the submucosal scarring causes shrinking and tightening around the lower esophageal sphincter, in principle helping to prevent gastroesophageal reflux.
Stretta is an option for patients that have failed or are intolerant of drug therapy, offering an alternative to invasive surgery or implants.
Patients who suffer from acid reflux, are frustrated with medication regiments that seem to be pilling up by the day and concerned with Acid Reflux medication effects may qualify for Stretta in Atlanta.
Done under twilight sedation and with a thin camera tube, Stretta delivers radio-frequency (RF) energy to the muscle of the lower esophagus as well as the upper stomach.
Strengthening these areas to prevent acid reflux!
The esophageal sphincter is heated up and the valve relaxes back to the proper form.
Stretta is considered to be an effective solution to acid reflux with scientific reports of 70-80% success rates in selected cases.
Most patients notice significant improvements in their symptoms immediately after Stretta.
Please note that acid reflux is a chronic problem. GSC does not promise a cure and does not give any warranty as to result of any treatment.
Weak muscle causing Reflux pushes stomach contents into the esophagus. With Stretta therapy, we treat this muscle with radiofrequency energy levels. The result is a regenerated muscle that is thicker, thus blocking the stomach contents as one would expect normally.
Stretta is an option for patients that have failed or are intolerant of drug therapy, offering an alternative to invasive surgery or implants. With long-lasting results and virtually no down time, the procedure is also affordable and requires NO incisions.