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Stretta

Stretta

Stretta services offered in Lone Tree, CO

Stretta® is a proven nonsurgical treatment for chronic acid reflux from ResTech Reflux Solutions, a part of Respiratory Technology Corp. in Houston, Texas. It treats the root cause of chronic acid reflux. At the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery, a part of SOFI Research, LLC, the expert team, including Reginald Bell, MD, and Philip Woodworth, MD, recommends this innovative minimally invasive procedure to Lone Tree, Colorado, residents who struggle with frustrating problems like acid reflux, heartburn, and acid-related chest pain. Call the office now or book your appointment online to learn more about Stretta.

Stretta Q & A

What is Stretta®?

Stretta® is a nonsurgical outpatient treatment to improve the health and function of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is the muscle group that controls food and liquid flow from the esophagus (food pipe) into the stomach.

A weakened LES causes chronic acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), also called nonacid reflux or silent reflux. Stretta treats the damaged and weakened LES by stimulating tissue repair and strengthening, relieving your symptoms.

Who might need Stretta?

The Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery team could recommend Stretta in the following situations:

 

  • Chronic symptoms not fully relieved with medication
  • Taking ever-increasing doses of medication to relieve symptoms
  • Having to switch medications regularly because they’re not working
  • Developing osteoporosis due to medication side-effects
  • Being at high risk for osteoporosis
  • If you’re not a good candidate for GERD surgery

 

Many patients choose Stretta because they don’t want to take daily medication for the rest of their lives. Stretta can give you years of freedom from your symptoms, and most patients can discontinue their reflux medications.

How does Stretta treatment work?

You’ll receive sedation before your Stretta procedure so that you won’t experience pain. During the Stretta procedure, your Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery provider inserts a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) into your mouth and down to the end of your esophagus to reach the LES. They send controlled radiofrequency energy through the endoscope to heat the LES.

The heat triggers your body’s natural tissue remodeling process, repairing and strengthening the LES over time.

What results can I expect from Stretta?

Stretta can give you a properly functioning LES. This can prevent acid reflux and nonacid reflux symptoms like heartburn, chest pain, swallowing problems, and other issues.

Most people can discontinue acid-reducing medications after Stretta treatment. In more than 60 clinical studies, Stretta provided significant GERD and LPR symptom relief for 4-10 years.

If you’re living with GERD or LPR and looking for a long-lasting solution without daily medication, Stretta could be right for you. Call the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery or click on the online scheduler to arrange your Stretta consultation today.

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