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March 24, 2019  
EDUCATION CENTER: The Plicator System
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  • The Plicator System
    The Full Thickness Plicator

    What is the Plicator?
    The Plicator is a non-surgical, pre-tied implant system designed to tighten the stomach's opening to the esophagus and restore the natural anti-reflux barriers.

    How is the procedure done?
    The Plicator is passed through your mouth down to the opening of your stomach. The Plicator arms then grasp the tissue just below your esophagus and secure the pre-tied implant to the stomach wall creating a barrier between your esophagus and the acid flow from your stomach. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes.

    What are the benefits of the procedure?

    • Patients go home the same day and usually resume their normal activities the following day.
    • The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require hospital stay or general anesthesia.
    • Clinical evaluations have shown a significant reduction of GERD symptoms including heart burn and regurgitation.
    • Patients significantly reduce (or eliminate) proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications and antacids use after the procedure.
    • The Plicator technology gives your doctor direct visualization of the procedure.

    What are the side effects?

    • Patients must recover from the effects of mild sedation, which usually last a day.
    • Reported side effects include minor chest pain.

    Is this procedure right for me?
    The Plicator procedure may not be available to all patients, especially if you are pregnant or suffering from a hiatal hernia larger than 2 cm. Your physician can determine if the Plicator system is an appropriate treatment option for you.

     
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