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October 23, 2021  
EDUCATION CENTER: The Bard Endocinch System
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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 procedure?

  • Patients rely less on daily medication or proton-pump inhibitors.
  • 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 me?

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. Bard, Inc.

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