A Randomized Prospective Study Evaluating Effectiveness Of A Double Balloon Endoluminal Platform For Colorectal Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
Endoscopic removal of colonic polyps and early cancers greatly reduces the need for surgical resection and possible temporary or permanent colostomy. However, ESD remains technically difficult, time-consuming, and labor-intensive procedure performed in a limited number of specialized high-volume centers. This study aim was to evaluate safety and time savings (cost-effectiveness) of colonic ESD assisted by DiLumen compared to traditional ESD performed without it.
Results supported the following:
- DiLumen saved ESD dissection time and increased speed of dissection
- DiLumen was cost-effective and saved money due to procedural time savings
More data and results are found in the body of the abstract.
(From ACG 2020 submission)
Professor of Medicine and Director of The Center for Therapeutic Endoscopy