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Flexible Endoscopic Double Balloon Platform 2018

Sam Sharma, Kota Momose, Toyooki Sonoda, Reem Z. Sharaiha
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Despite the clear benefits and utility of Flexible Endoscopy (FE) in the diagnosis and therapy of GI disease, inherent limitations exist in FE design and affect the ability to perform advanced therapeutic actions effectively and efficiently.

Here, we present a report of a unique add-on technology in development – a double balloon platform that adds stability and improves endoscopic visualization within existing FE systems. This technology began as a concept within the Minimally Invasive New Technologies (MINT) program of Weill Cornell Medicine / New York Presbyterian Hospital and here we report the results of the first human clinical feasibility registry study.