Acid reflux is a condition that causes pain, discomfort and issues digesting certain food or drinks. You may rely on medications to ease your symptoms, which isn’t always the ideal solution. At his Santa Monica offices, Danny Shouhed MD can provide effective alternatives.

STRETTA is a solution that offers several benefits for treating GERD, or acid reflux. In suitable candidates, symptoms are reduced or eliminated. When you are experiencing issues at work or during lifestyle activities due to reflux, STRETTA offers up to ten years of relief.

Reduce Drug Dependency

Relying on drugs to treat acid reflux is not always a reliable approach. You may forget to take medications, or need them when you are away from home. The efficacy of certain medications reduces over time. This results in patients needing higher and higher doses.

STRETTA has been shown to reduce reliance on acid reflux medications. However, this is not true of every patient’s experience. Your general health may dictate the effectiveness of treatment. Conditions including a large hiatal hernia, severe esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus may call for a different solution.

Improved Quality Of Life

If you are an ideal candidate for STRETTA, one of the main benefits is improved quality of life. The symptoms of acid reflux can prevent you from enjoying certain activities. By reducing or eliminating heartburn, esophagitis and esophageal acid, patients can eat, drink and play without restrictions.

Dr. Shouhed is committed to reducing or eliminating your symptoms. Pain management is not always the most appropriate treatment. You are tied to medications or constantly going to the doctor’s office. STRETTA is a minimally invasive procedure that sculpts the opening connecting the stomach and esophagus. Patients benefit from long lasting relief and can often stop taking medications.

STRETTA Consultation In Los Angeles

Before you can benefit from STRETTA, a consultation with Dr. Shouhed is necessary. He will use this time to discuss existing health conditions, and identify if this is the right treatment for you. If it is discovered that STRETTA is not an appropriate treatment, we will provide effective alternative recommendations.

Get in touch with Dr. Shouhed at his Santa Monica offices today to book your initial consultation.