6 Committee comments
6.1 At consultation, the committee was informed that the procedure is being used within the NHS, but no additional peer-reviewed evidence was provided.
6.2 The committee was advised that the device used for this procedure is only MRI conditional up to either 0.7 Tesla or 1.5 Tesla, depending on the model, and that this could have serious implications for patients if an MRI is needed in the future.
6.3 The committee was advised that patients need to eat a soft diet for a short period after the procedure.
6.4 The committee was informed that patient selection is important and that patients with large hiatus hernias, severe oesophagitis or a high BMI had been excluded in most of the published evidence.