RefluxStop™’s unique mechanism of action restores the body’s natural physiology, resolving acid reflux, a treatment field with over 1 billion sufferers. As demonstrated by clinical trials, RefluxStopTM is a safe and effective implant that does not encircle the Oesophagus, minimizing side effects.

Who can benefit?

People who suffer from reflux who:
• Have concerns about the side and long-term effects of medication (PPI)
• Have symptoms not completely alleviated by medication, e.g. heartburn
• Have concerns about the risks of precancerous esophageal lesions, as this risk is not reduced by PPI therapy
• Experience chronic hoarseness and/or tooth damage due to acid reflux
• Whose quality of life is impaired (everyday life and work)
• Other anti-reflux procedures did not resolve the issue
• Have concerns about the side effects and effectiveness of other surgical procedures that encircle the food passageway

What is the implant made of?

RefluxStop™ is made of tested biocompatible medical grade silicone, which has been used for decades in various medical implants.

What does the surgery consist of?

The surgery is performed as a minimally invasive procedure (keyhole surgery). It typically lasts about an hour on average and is performed under general anesthesia.

During the procedure:
• Any hiatal hernia that may be present is repaired
• The lower part of the oesophagus with the sphincter is placed in its natural position below the diaphragm
• The upper stomach (fundus) is attached to the oesophagus, and RefluxStop™ is gently placed in a pocket of outer stomach wall and fully covered with stomach wall

Can I feel the implant in my daily life?

No, you will not feel the implant.

After I recovered from surgery, can I do what I did before?

Yes, normally there are no restrictions. Please ask your surgeon for details.

Will I have difficulty swallowing?

RefluxStopTM does not encircle and put pressure on the food passageway as is the case with existing procedures. According to the RefluxStopTM clinical trial you can even expect that swallowing problems experienced prior to surgery, in many instances will improve over time after surgery.