If you suffer from GERD and experience symptoms like constantly coughing, you could be a candidate for the Stretta procedure. “It is a great stop gap for patients that want to come off of reflux medications,” said Jay Yepuri, MD. The Stretta procedure works by using an endoscope to apply radio waves to the sphincter of the esophagus, which helps to thicken the muscle walls of the esophagus. Building a stronger barrier to help keep down food and liquid.
About the Author: Jay Yepuri, MD
Dr. Yepuri is a board certified gastroenterologist and partner with the Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT). As a gastroenterologist, Dr. Yepuri is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Also, he performs important health maintenance roles such as colon cancer screening with colonoscopy.