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

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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.

Sample pages are provided for an older version of the report. Before delivery to the client, the report is updated to the current state (e.g., 2022 coding, tariffs, and policy considerations).            

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

It is also possible to add analysis in Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Turkey.

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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