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Is Stretta procedure recommended for an elderly person?

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Posted on Sat, 4 Jun 2016
Question: Is the Stretta procedure recommended for a XXXXXXX (81) in generally good health?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (2 hours later)
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Welcome to health care magic, I share your concern and I will try to help you out in best possible way.
Stretta procedure to treat GERD is one of the latest and effective treatment modality, as such age is not a contra indication to undergo this procedure. since its a relatively non invasive procedure done through endoscopy, it can be advised in an elderly person with relatively good health condition.
However you need to be vary of Complications during the Stretta procedure, which even though are very rare. In one study of Stretta procedures, only 29 out of 15,000 people experienced some kind of complication. Some possible risks include:
gastroparesis, or food remaining in stomach too long
erosive esophagitis, or irritation of the throat from the Stretta tube
esophageal perforation, or injury to the throat from the Stretta tube
adverse reaction to anesthesia
gas and bloating.
I hope this helps you
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback.

Dr. Naveen XXXXXXX
Medical Consultant.
Ebix, Inc.
YYYY@YYYY

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Is Stretta procedure recommended for an elderly person?

Brief Answer: find the answer below. Detailed Answer: Welcome to health care magic, I share your concern and I will try to help you out in best possible way. Stretta procedure to treat GERD is one of the latest and effective treatment modality, as such age is not a contra indication to undergo this procedure. since its a relatively non invasive procedure done through endoscopy, it can be advised in an elderly person with relatively good health condition. However you need to be vary of Complications during the Stretta procedure, which even though are very rare. In one study of Stretta procedures, only 29 out of 15,000 people experienced some kind of complication. Some possible risks include: gastroparesis, or food remaining in stomach too long erosive esophagitis, or irritation of the throat from the Stretta tube esophageal perforation, or injury to the throat from the Stretta tube adverse reaction to anesthesia gas and bloating. I hope this helps you If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback. Dr. Naveen XXXXXXX Medical Consultant. Ebix, Inc. YYYY@YYYY