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October 23, 2021  


NEWS ALERT : Enteryx recalled [ Full Story ]: Sept. 2005




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The ENTERYX® Procedure
An Endoscopic, Injectable Treatment for GERD Symptoms

ENTERYX 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 Procedure?
Following the procedure you may experience some of the following effects:

  • 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:

  • Bleeding
  • 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 You?
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 GERD
  • You should not have this procedure if you have varices (distended veins in the esophagus).

ENTERYX® is a registered trademark of Boston Scientific Corporation.


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For Boston Scientific's ENTERYX® Patient Information please visit the Boston Scientific Patient Education Website.

NEWS ALERT : Enteryx recalled [ Full Story ]: Sept. 2005


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