The ENTERYX® Procedure
An Endoscopic, Injectable Treatment
for GERD Symptoms
is an endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedure that
is intended to reduce GERD symptoms by helping the LES
(lower esophageal sphincter) stop stomach acids from
backing up into the esophagus.
How The ENTERYX Procedure is Performed
The procedure is performed by an endoscopist who has
been trained on the injection technique.
- The procedure may generally be performed
in approximately 30 minutes
- As with other endoscopic procedures,
you may expect to be sedated
- An endoscope is passed through your
mouth and down into your esophagus
- The solution is designed to be injected
into your sphincter muscle using a small needle
What Are the Intended Benefits
of the Procedure?
One-year follow-up from the IDE clinical study of 85
patients suggests that The ENTERYX Procedure may offer
a number of advantages, including:
- Better control over GERD symptoms
- Reduction or elimination of daily Proton
Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medication
- A less invasive procedure
- Improvement in quality of life
What Can You Expect After the
Following the procedure you may experience some of the
- Mild-to-moderate chest pain
- Temporary difficulty swallowing
- Possible low-grade fever
- Belching / burping
- Bloating / flatulence
- A garlic body odor
- Nausea (with or without vomiting)
Additional side effects from a procedure
like this could include:
- Open sores in the esophagus
- Material eroding through the esophagus wall
- Perforation (hole in the esophagus wall)
- Fistula (Creation of an abnormal tract from the
esophagus to another organ)
- Infection/inflammation of the chest cavity
Your physician may recommend a soft
food and liquid diet for two to three days, and continuation
of PPI therapy for 10 days following the procedure.
In addition, your physician may also prescribe a pain
reliever upon discharge.
Could this Procedure Be Right
For many patients, The ENTERYX Procedure has the potential
to offer an alternative for treating GERD symptoms.
You may be a candidate if:
- Your GERD symptoms can be managed with
medication; however, you seek an alternative to the
inconvenience or side effects of daily medication
- You have a confirmed GERD diagnosis
- You have not had previous surgery for
- You should not have this procedure
if you have varices (distended veins in the esophagus).
ENTERYX® is a registered trademark
of Boston Scientific Corporation.