Stretta is one of the safest procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease that delivers radiofrequency energy in the form of electromagnetic waves.
Even though the procedure is one of the most effective and safe the recovery from the Stretta procedure may take time. However, you will get rid of the medication sooner than the full recovery.
How long does Stretta Procedure take to complete?
It usually takes around 30 minutes for the whole operation to complete.
How long does Stretta take to work?
It takes about 3 months for patients to feel the full results and most patients stop using their PPI’s and any other medications for about 8 weeks after the operation.
People who had Stretta reports that the procedure is helpful and many of them felt relief and enjoying life without worrying about eating.
Making a decision about which route you will take when it comes to GERD should be given after careful considerations. You should consult more than 1 doctor and have a couple of tests before going ahead with it.
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3 years post Stretta - no more pills or diet mods
3 years post Stretta, 70% improvement in my LPR, no more pills or diet mods
It’s definitely one of the less invasive options
It’s definitely one of the less invasive options. Just for comparison, I had to go with a partial fundoplication and am really glad I did. However, the recovery was extremely hard. I’m glad I have the stomach that I have now, but I wouldn’t want to go through that particular procedure again. If you have less invasive options, they are worth looking into.
i was supposed to have it this week but my insurance just denied it
I was supposed to have it this week but my insurance just denied it. There is a stretta Facebook group if you want to join to learn more. My doctor said it was 90% effective but the Stretta Facebook group seems to have both good results and no results. I was going to do it because it seems like a low risk way with a high percentage of success. Going to appeal my insurance company’s decision.