The Bard Endocinch System
What is EndoCinch?
A minimally invasive procedure on the esophagus intended
to block acid reflux and improve symptoms of GERD.
How is the procedure done?
The Bard EndoCinch procedure (Endoluminal Gastroplication)
alters the shape of your stomach’s entrance to
potentially prevent acid flow into the esophagus. An
endoscope is passed through your mouth down towards
the valve of the stomach where a suturing system places
two adjoining stitches in your lower esophagus. The
stitches are brought together and tied forming a pleat
that can block acid from flowing back into your esophagus.
What are the benefits of the
- Patients rely less on daily medication or proton-pump
- Symptoms are often alleviated in days.
- The procedure typically requires only mild sedation
and a partial day’s trip to your doctor.
- The EndoCinch procedure is incision free.
- The procedure can be performed in an outpatient
center or a doctor’s office.
- Clinical studies showed significant improvement
of symptoms and reduced regurgitation.
What are the side effects?
- Recovery from the effects of mild sedation, which
usually lasts less than a day.
- Commonly reported side effects in clinical trials
included sore throat, nausea and vomiting.
Is this procedure right for
Some patients who suffer from restricted
airways, or who cannot endure the physical stresses
of surgery or anesthesia should not undergo the procedure.
Only your physician can determine if EndoCinch is an
appropriate treatment option for you.
EndoCinch is a trademark of C.R.