Transoral mucosal excision sutured gastroplasty: a pilot study for GERD and obesity with two-year follow-up.
Bottom Line: An outpatient transoral endoscopic procedure for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and obesity would be appealing if safe, effective, and durable.The subsequent 5 subjects had a successfully completed procedure.The initial human clinical experience showed promising results for effective and safe GERD and obesity therapy.
Affiliation: Saint George University Teaching Hospital, Szekesfehervar, Hungary.Show MeSH
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Mentions: In the second patient, we found the supine and left lateral decubitus position difficult because the fundus of the stomach could not be captured correctly for excisions. We tried then used the right lateral decubitus position which allowed tissue capture of the proximal greater curvature such that injection and excision could be consistently performed. However, the suture device (Figure 2) malfunctioned and this procedure was terminated as well.
Affiliation: Saint George University Teaching Hospital, Szekesfehervar, Hungary.