ARMA or ARAT
What is ARMA (Anti-Reflux Mucosal Ablation) or ARAT (Anti-Reflux Ablation Therapy)?
Endoscope anti-reflux treatment by ablation of the mucosa of the cardia.
It consists of an endoscopic technique, where a high-resolution endoscope is inserted through the mouth, without the need for surgical incisions.
An ablation of the mucosa of the cardiac area (part of the stomach in proximity to the esophagus) is performed by coagulation with a type of gas called Argon.
After this treatment, studies show a significant decrease in gastroesophageal reflux. In most cases it allows to suspend or reduce the taking of medications (omeprazole and derivatives).
ARMA or ARAT: mucosal ablation that manages to reduce the passage of acid content to the stomach