MENTOR, Ohio—US Endoscopy, a company that designs and manufactures endoscopy devices, today announced the release of the Reach overtube. The Reach overtube provides a more direct path to reach small bowel findings during enteroscopy procedures, according to US Endoscopy.
There are many clinical indications for an enteroscopy procedure including GI bleeding, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, etc. Research shows that most small-bowel findings can be located by using the push enteroscopy approach, but endoscope looping in the stomach is a common challenge. Current methods and devices to overcome this challenge can be expensive, time consuming, limited in availability, and require extensive training, US Endoscopy reported. The Reach overtube was designed to help facilitate a more efficient push enteroscopy procedure.
“Looping of the endoscope in the stomach prevents the endoscopist from achieving a depth that may be required to reach findings in the small bowel," said Gulam Khan, US Endoscopy president, CEO and co-chairman. “The Reach overtube is a simple, cost-effective solution to minimize endoscope looping and allow the targeted area to be reached."
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