Author: Mark Noar MD

Stretta FAQ

How long does the Stretta Procedure by Curon Medical take?

The Stretta Procedure is designed to take less than one hour. Patients arrive 30 minutes to an hour before the procedure and are typically able to go home with the help of a relative or friend about an hour after the procedure is completed.

What kind of anesthesia is used in the Stretta Procedure?

Patients receive conscious sedation during the procedure. Under conscious sedation, the patient will feel very little of the intervention. In most cases the patient is comfortable and will remember little about the procedure upon awakening.

Is this Stretta Procedure considered surgery?

The Stretta Procedure is a non-surgical procedure. The procedure is performed through the mouth and the esophagus, involves no cutting or sewing, and leaves no skin incisions or scars.

What can I expect in terms of my GERD symptom improvement after the Stretta Procedure?

Most patients experience reduction in heartburn and regurgitation symptoms within one month of the procedure, and are able to discontinue drug therapy with minimal residual symptoms. Your individual results may vary.

Is the Stretta Procedure currently available?

The Stretta™ System has been cleared by the FDA specifically for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The company has begun selling the system in the U.S. in May 2000 and will begin training physicians to perform the procedure shortly thereafter.

Will I have to continue taking GERD medication after the Stretta Procedure?

Most patients who have the Stretta Procedure have been able to discontinue their reflux medications within a month after the procedure, and symptoms continue to improve during the 6 months following the procedure.

If you are having heartburn more than twice a week, Always!! See your doctor.

Procedures Performed

Procedures Performed

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Colonoscopy is the visual examination of the large intestine or colon using a lighted, flexible fiber optic or video endoscope. It is an outpatient exam that is performed with the patient lightly sedated. It is considered the gold standard in the diagnosis and treatment of colonic disorders. Learn More
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Upper GI endoscopy, sometimes called EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), is a visual examination of the upper intestinal tract using a lighted, flexible fiberoptic or video endoscope. Learn More
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The esophagus is the long, narrow food pipe (gullet) that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. It can become blocked or injured in a variety of ways. Esophageal dilatation is the technique used to stretch or open the blocked portion of the esophagus. Learn More
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Sigmoidoscopy is the visual examination of the inside of the rectum and sigmoid colon, using a lighted, flexible tube connected to an eyepiece or video screen for viewing. This device is called an endoscope. Learn More
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The Stretta procedure is an endoscopically-guided outpatient treatment, performed in an endoscopy unit (median procedure time 60 mins.). A certified endoscopist delivers controlled radiofrequency energy to the muscle of the Gastroesophageal junction improving its barrier function and the symptoms of GERD. Learn More
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The Secca procedure offers an effective, minimally invasive, outpatient procedure for the treatment of fecal incontinence. The Secca System consists of a four-channel radio frequency generator and the Secca handpiece, a single-use device delivering energy to the muscles of the anal canal. Learn More
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[vc_accordion_tab title=”Small Bowel Pillcam”]
The M2A Capsule is easily swallowed, travels painlessly through the digestive tract, and is naturally passed from the body. On its journey, the M2A captures and transmits video images to a wearable recorder worn by the patient. Learn More
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The M2A Capsule is easily swallowed, travels painlessly through the digestive tract, and is naturally passed from the body. On its journey, the M2A captures and transmits video images to a wearable recorder worn by the patient. Learn More
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Motility Performed

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