Expert Commentary: Endoluminal Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disease affecting millions of patients throughout the world. Primary treatment has always relied on lifestyle adaptations with specific recommendations for losing weight, eliminating smoking, alcohol, and dietary changes. Other treatment options include acid control using proton pump inhibitors and histamine blockers. While many of these therapies are effective in reducing acid, most patient surveys demonstrate poor symptom control and significant deviations from high quality of life secondary to the symptoms of GERD.