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: Patient #8 (GERD) had a complete procedure and made an uneventful recovery. At 12-month follow-up she remains asymptomatic and off all antisecretory medications. Her preoperative HRQOL was 19 and the DeMeester score was 44, compared with 24-month results, which were 6 and 8.9, respectively. Her 12-month endoscopy with a 6 mm endoscope and full insufflation is shown in figure 8. No esophagitis was evident.
Affiliation: Saint George University Teaching Hospital, Szekesfehervar, Hungary.