AGA GERD registry begins to enroll patients

The American Gastroenterological Association Center for GI Innovation and Technology's STAR Registry has enrolled its first two patients.  

The STAR Registry is designed to compare laparoscopic nissen fundoplication surgery with transoral incisionless fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux.

"With each patient, we will collect valuable data evaluating safety, efficacy and comparative outcomes. The goal of this registry is to provide the entire healthcare system — patients, payors, purchasers and providers — with evidence to back future technology decisions," said Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, chair of the registry oversight subcommittee of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology.

The registry's first two enrollees were treated at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and SurgOne Foregut Institute in Englewood, Colo.

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