Incisionless Surgery for GERD Through the Mouth Performed on First Patient at Scripps – Acid Reflux Fixed
Posted May 11 2010 5:21pm
Back in 2007 is when this procedure was started and tested at Ohio State University Medical Center. The new minimally invasive procedure leaves no outside scarring, results in minimal, if any, post-operative pain and reduces recovery time for the patient.
After a short time of recovery with eating soft foods, patients go back normal eating. I know people that have fought this for almost a lifetime and this certainly looks to be a cure and of course the ability to get rid of the drugs taken for relief.
Below is the original post that gives a few more details on how it works. BD
Surgeons at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla performed incisionless surgery for the treatment of GERD, or chronic heartburn. With no scarring and a faster recovery time, the surgery provided much needed relief to the patient, who has suffered from GERD for more than 20 years.