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Endoscopic Suturing System

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 5:43am

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Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System has recently been employed in several, first-in-human cases.

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System has recently been employed in several, first-in-human cases.

OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a unique device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand. It provides full-thickness endoscopic suturing on a flexible platform, delivering surgical standard of care through the flexible endoscope.

OverStitch was first used by Dr. Santiago Horgan at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in a patient who had been suffering from multiple complications due to a gastric fistula, otherwise described as a “leak in the stomach”. The OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System was deployed endoscopically to facilitate the closure of the fistula.

For more information, visit www.apolloendo.com

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