TITLE

Sutures used to treat acid reflux disease

PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Mar2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gastroesophageal reflux disease traditionally has been treated with medication or with a surgical procedure that requires an overnight stay and general anesthesia. Now, a minimally invasive procedures offers a middle step for patients who want to eliminate the medication without undergoing major surgery. • The Plicator procedure (NDO Surgical; Mansfield, MA) utilizes a suturing device to tighten the esophageal sphincter. • The procedure is performed endoscopically and requires minimal sedation.
ACCESSION #
25292460

 

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