Stretta is an option for patients that have failed or are intolerant of drug therapy, offering an alternative to invasive surgery or implants. Because Stretta doesn’t alter the anatomy or introduce foreign substances, it can be utilized in a variety of patient groups and doesn’t preclude other treatment options.
Stretta fills a significant unmet need in:
- Patients who don’t fully respond to, or are intolerant of PPIs
- Patients who don’t wish to have surgery or an implant
- Non-erosive reflux (NERD) patients
- Patients with Extra Esophageal (EER) or Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients
- Post-Nissen patients with recurring reflux
- Post-gastric bypass/sleeve patients
Am I a Candidate for Stretta?
The only way to determine if you are a candidate for Stretta therapy is to talk to your doctor to determine if you are suffering from GERD – then discuss all your options.
Ask Your Doctor
- Is it normal to still be experiencing my symptoms while taking this medication?
- Will my GERD get better or worse with time? Are there complications that may develop?
- I’ve heard there is some concern over adverse effects with long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitor medications. What are the risks involved? Am I at risk?
- What other treatments are available for GERD? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these treatments compared to my current treatment plan?
- Is Stretta Therapy an option for me?
What can patients expect in terms of improvements in GERD symptoms?
Every patient is different in their response to Stretta Therapy. Some patients see improvement more quickly than others, and studies show the symptoms may continually improve for six months or longer. Patients are advised to continue their previous anti-secretory regimen for two-months after Stretta, and follow a modified diet of full liquids for 24 hours and soft diet for two weeks.
Do patients experience pain after Stretta Therapy?
Patients may experience some discomfort after Stretta Therapy, which in most cases can be managed with OTC analgesia (liquid acetaminophen), or, in severe cases, stronger prescription pain medication. Patient should crush all medications or use liquid medications for at least one month after treatment. Patient should refrain from using NSAIDS for two weeks after the Stretta procedure, and avoid any instrumentation of the esophagus for at least one month.
Always consult your physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment options for your condition. Information contained on this website should not be used as a substitute for consulting with a medical professional.