Stretta Therapy is a minimally-invasive, effective treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This incisionless outpatient procedure uses radiofrequency energy to treat the muscle of the esophagus, remodeling the tissue and resulting in improvement in symptoms.
Stretta is for patients who have not succeeded with lifestyle changes, are concerned about the risks of long-term medication, and who are not surgical candidates, or do not want to undergo invasive surgery. The procedure takes about an hour, and patients return to normal activities within a few days.
How does Stretta work?
The Stretta system delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the muscle between the stomach and esophagus, which remodels and improves the muscle tissue, resulting in improved barrier function and fewer reflux events. Stretta treats the underlying problem that may cause GERD without surgery.
RF energy is an energy waveform which is used in many medical specialties:
- Cardiologists use RF to stop dangerous heart rhythms
- Urologists use RF for treating prostate enlargement
- Ear, nose, and throat specialists use RF to eliminate snoring and sleep apnea
Stretta is the most widely studied minimally-invasive treatment option for GERD – and it has been proven safe and effective in more than 37 clinical studies and 18,000 procedures. Most patients experience significant and lasting symptom relief from 4-10 years.
To learn more about Stretta therapy, contact Advanced Surgical Partners of Virginia
at (804) 360-0600.
Content provided in collaboration with Mederi Therapeutics.