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 in Bedford, TX. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. His practice specializes in the treatment of GERD, heartburn, and hemorrhoids along with complications presented with each condition. Also, Dr. Yepuri performs important health maintenance roles such as colon cancer screening with colonoscopy. Dr. Yepuri received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine (2001) and completed his Fellowship in Digestive & Liver Diseases at the UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007). In addition to his gastroenterology practice, Dr. Yepuri is the chief medical officer for NutriForward where he oversees and contributes to their health products. Professional memberships include the Digestive Health Associates of Texas and the American College of Gastroenterology. Honors include but are not limited to being distinguished as one of the Best Doctors in Fort Worth, TX and as one of the top Gastroenterologist Leaders to Know by Becker's ASC Review. All patient appointment requests and media inquiries can be made by calling the practice at 817-267-8470.