If you have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux, Dr. Danny Shouhed can provide solutions in Los Angeles. Using a minimally-invasive procedure known as Stretta therapy, patients can find relief from uncomfortable and often painful symptoms of acid reflux.
Patients who rely on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may experience a reduced or eliminated need for the medication. Under sedation, Dr. Shouhed can perform the Stretta procedure to ease the symptoms of your acid reflux or GERD.
If you would prefer to avoid overusing medication or the prospect of surgery, the Stretta procedure is a safe and effective alternative. There is a very low risk of complications following this treatment, when compared to many traditional approaches to treating acid reflux.
Using a patented endoscopic device, Dr. Shouhed uses a tiny camera with a light attached to a flexible tube. This tube is carefully inserted into your throat through your mouth, past the esophagus and into the stomach. A form of energy known as radiofrequency is directed towards a specific muscle in your esophagus, precisely at its junction with the stomach. Remarkably, this energy is both gentle and non-harmful to the neighboring tissues. The RF energy strengthens the targeted muscle, helping to restore the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus and keeping stomach acid from entering the esophagus and causing heartburn or GERD.
While Stretta therapy is used as a treatment that reduces or eliminates the symptoms of acid reflux, there are other benefits for patients. Reliance on medications to control acid reflux can impact your personal and professional life. This procedure, performed by a Stretta doctor such as Dr. Danny Shouhed, can remain effective for up to ten years, according to clinical research.
The effectiveness of Stretta therapy may depend on several existing health factors. Patients suffering from a large hiatal hernia, severe esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus may need alternative treatment options. Dr. Shouhed can confirm whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment at his Los Angeles offices.
You can expect to see improved quality of life after Stretta therapy for acid reflux. Occurrences of heartburn, esophagitis and esophageal acid are reduced in patients who are ideal candidates for the treatment. If your gastroenterological condition is too complex to treat with Stretta therapy, Dr. Shouhed can offer alternative treatment options.
Do not allow acid reflux to ruin your enjoyment of food, drink and the other activities that make life worth living. Seek a consultation with Dr. Danny Shouhed, a Stretta procedure doctor who takes an empathetic and thorough approach with patients at his offices in Los Angeles. You will find this appointment enlightening and reassuring. The end result is treatment recommendations, such as Stretta therapy, that can reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Contact our office today to book your first appointment with Dr. Shouhed, and get on the road to recovery.