Lumenis(R) Presents the SlimLine(TM) GI Laser Fiber: The Latest Advancement in Laser Lithotripsy for Gastroenterology
Holmium-YAG Laser Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Difficult Biliary Stones Utilizing Peroral Single Operator Cholangioscopy (SPYGLASS): a Multi-Center Experience.
The presentation reports on 31 patients with an average stone size of 19.3mm and impacted stones in 18 of the 31 patients. Ductal clearance was achieved in all 31 patients. (i)
The presence of stones in the gallbladder affects approximately 10% of the adult population in
Stones in the common bile duct and pancreatic duct can cause severe health complications. The procedure to diagnose and treat conditions of the biliary system including management of stones, ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), is performed approximately 600,000 times per year in the U.S. (iii)
Lumenis has produced the first laser fiber designed specifically for ERCP. The SlimLine GI fiber is compatible with modern cholangioscopes and when used in combination with the VersaPulse(R) PowerSuite(TM) holmium laser, the gastroenterologist can now apply the most efficient stone breaking technology available to these difficult stones in the bile and pancreatic ducts.
“The SlimLine GI has significantly changed the management of large and difficult stones in our endoscopy suite,” said Dr.
“This is a natural evolution in the application of our holmium laser lithotripsy technology,” said
Meet the Experts in the Lumenis booth at the DDW
Contributors to the multi-center clinical series using the SlimLine GI will be at the Lumenis booth to discuss their experiences , including Drs.
Lumenis Ltd,. a global developer, manufacturer and seller of laser, light-based and radiofrequency devices for surgical, aesthetic, and ophthalmic applications, is Israel’s largest medical device company with more than 800 employees worldwide. The Company invests heavily in R&D and holds a leading position in the markets in which it serves. Lumenis has over 250 patents worldwide, over 75 FDA clearances, worldwide presence in over 100 countries, and an installed base of over 70,000 systems. For more information about Lumenis and its products, log onto www.lumenis.com.
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(i) Holmium-YAG Laser Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Difficult Biliary Stones Utilizing Peroral Single Operator Cholangioscopy (SPYGLASS): a Multi-Center Experience,
(ii) Choledocholithiasis: Evolving standards for diagnosis and Management, Marilee L Freitas, Robert L Bell, Andrew J Duffy, World J Gastroenterol 2006 May 28; 12(20): 3162-3167
(iii) US MARKETS FOR GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY DEVICES 2007, 2006, Millennium Research Group
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