Minimally invasive endoluminal procedures for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Procedures on upper gastrointestinal tract
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Report presents summary of reimbursement situation for procedures to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in European countries.           

Four minimally invasive procedures are considered in the report:

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Endoscopic plication and suturing
  • Injection of bulking agents

Report includes essential information about reimbursement and national funding, including:

  • Brief overview of reimbursement system for medical devices
  • Procedure coding for technology
  • Diagnosis coding
  • Payment mechanism for technology
  • Reimbursement tariffs for technology
  • Restrictions in indications or scenarios for use of technology
  • Policy considerations by payers and policy-makers about technology

Reimbursement information is provided for the following geographies:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • England (UK)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Manufacturers of devices for endoluminal treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) include:

Radiofrequency ablation

  • Mederi Therapeutics (Stretta System)
  • Medtronic (Barrx radiofrequency ablation system)

Endoscopic plication and suturing

  • Apollo Endosurgery (OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System)
  • C.R.Bard (EndoCinch device)
  • Endogastric Solutions (EsophyX System)
  • Medigus (SRS Endoscopic Stapling System)
  • Medtronic (Gatekeeper Reflux Repair System)

Injection of bulking agents

  • Carbon Medical Technologies (Durasphere GR)

Endoscopic augmentation of the lower oesophageal sphincter using hydrogel implants

  • Boston Scientific (Enteryx Device)
  • Medtronic (Gatekeeper Reflux Repair System)

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