The Enteryx® Procedure

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Topic Title: The Enteryx® Procedure
Created On: 01/13/2005 03:28 PM

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 12/21/2005 01:40 AM

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yosefi

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Hi everybody,I have also checked the possibility to get the ENTERYX injection, among other options as the FundoPlication Paraloscopy and the Stretta procedure. I found the following news about the Enteryx so beware with this procedure:On Oct. 17, 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Boston Scientific Corp. have notified healthcare professionals via letter regarding reports of serious adverse events in patients treated with a liquid chemical polymer (Enteryx). Some of these complications have resulted in death, according to an alert sent today from MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting system. Product procedure kits and injector single packs were recalled from commercial distribution by the company on Sept. 23. The FDA advises physicians to immediately cease use of the product and follow procedures established by the manufacturer for returning unused stock.All patients who have received polymer injections should be advised to seek immediate medical attention if they experience symptoms indicative of transmural administration such as chest pain or syncope. A patient information guide is available for circulation at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/medica...tp/101405-enteryx.htmlYou can check all the story in the following site:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/514687regards from IsraelYosefi
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 04/20/2005 09:02 AM

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harperspace

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Hi Jennifer!! To anyone who has had the nissen fundiplocation surgery!! Does it work? Im off to see my surgeon to talk about surgery on my LES! ppis and other drugs and diet are not helping me!! Constant burning in throat!! Any feedback would be appreciated Thank you
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 03/15/2005 07:56 PM

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Shannon13

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Good luck. We will all be thinking of you. My surgeon talked me out of the enteryx too. But due to other health problems, I can't have the surgery until summer. Please keep us posted on your progress. I agree about the GI dr. My GI told me the enteryx was a simple thing and I would be back at work the next day. Thank you everyone who has let me know otherwise.
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 03/15/2005 05:03 PM

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jenniferah8

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WOW, that is unbelievable. I have been talking to the doctors and they never mentioned anything like that. The GI doc said that it only works for 60% of the people, but he said if you want to avoid the side effects of surgery I should do the enteryx. However, the surgeon told me that the Enteryx was originally done for the candidates who are at risk if they do surgery, such as older people and anyone with heart conditions. Because I am 26 and in otherwise good health my surgeon talked me out of the enteryx because the long term results are unknown. I will be having the surgery done on March 28th. I'll keep everyone updated.
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 03/13/2005 12:13 AM

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znurse

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No, i honestly don't recommend this procedure. I was done in October of 2004. No I have several lymph nodes that are enlarged, possible need biopsies, but, they feel it is a result from the procedure. Also on CAT scan there are areas of calcification at the E.S.M. and the somach. This material is suppose to be sponge like, no answer as to way it is calcified. Reflux isn't any better, and if I over eat the pain is worse. If I take to big of an amount, or don't chew properly, the food "gets stuck" and comes back up. Had another Dr. do an EDG and he feels the nerves are "over reacting" to the substance. Noone has ever mentioned any of this in all the FDA reports. I am trying to find anyone whom has had GOOD results like Boston Sceintific and the FDA report. I really think we are all being lied to! Please note I am a nurse and DID (or so I thought) research this procedure before having it performed. Hope this answers both questions.
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 03/12/2005 06:57 AM

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Shannon13

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Would you tell others to have the procedure? Did you check into the surgery option? Are you feeling any better?
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 03/11/2005 01:11 PM

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jenniferah8

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How long ago did you have it done? What were the results? Did it just not work at all or was there other problems too?
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 03/09/2005 08:15 PM

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znurse

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I had this procdure done, and have had horrible results. The Dr. told me the insurancce didn't cover this, but, Boston Scientific is "picking" canidates to leave Drs. do the [procedure without charge for the solution. The insurance paid the hospital and the GI Dr's bill.
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 02/24/2005 07:07 PM

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jenniferah8

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Did your doctor advise for you to do enteryx over the surgery? What are your symptoms? I ask because I was told I have the choice between the two procedures. I'm not sure which way to go. I need it done because I have large volumes of regurgitation. Can you tell me why you chose enteryx. Also I didn't realize insurance does not cover it, what insurance do you have?
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 01/13/2005 03:28 PM

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Shannon13

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Has anyone had the enteryx procedure done? My doctor has suggested to me that it is my best option. But I am very nervous. Plus, I am told that the insurance company will not cover the procedure. I am looking to talk to anyone who has had it done and did they have it done without insurance coverage. I am looking to do the procedure in March. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!!!!
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