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Apollo performs colonic polyp surgery with OverStitch Endoscopic System

Apollo Endosurgery's OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System has been used to perform a full-thickness resection of a colonic polyp without the assistance of laparoscopic tools at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain.

Vall d’Hebron University Hospital Digestive Endoscopy chief Armengol Miró said the device represents a significant move forward in interventional endoscopy that should provide strong benefits for patients who can benefit from new and less invasive GI procedures.

Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore medical director Gastroenterology Division chief Sergey Kanstevoy, along with Miró, removed the polyp and then used a colonoscope and the OverStitch system to deploy two continuous sutures to close the large three-by-six centimeter transmural defect.

Kanstevoy said in addition to enabling a more minimally invasive approach to surgery, the OverStitch system will expand their ability to perform a range of endolumenal procedures requiring tissue approximation and suturing.