The endoscopic approach facilitated by the platform has enabled clinicians to eliminate anatomical damage and ensure cost-effectiveness.
FREMONT, CA: Lumendi is expanding the capabilities of physicians in the healthcare sector with its suite of robust devices, bringing new options of treatment for patients. Its offerings are significantly enhancing the endoluminal therapeutic procedures. The company aims to improve healthcare with the development and application of medical technology, eliminating the need for patient intervention, reducing procedural time, improving recovery rates, and ensuring cost-effectiveness.
The approaches facilitated by Lumendi enable clinicians to enhance the conventional procedures and introduce effective incisionless therapies for the treatment of conditions that would otherwise require abdominal surgery. The endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) enables en bloc resection of large superficial lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. ESD is more commonly used for conditions related to the rectum, esophagus, and stomach, and is performed on the colon only by high-volume experts due to the difficulty involved in resecting lesions in the location.
Surgeries in the colon are technically challenging owing to the bowel movements, poor scope maneuverability due to loops, and thinness of the submucosal space and the muscular layer. Poor scope maneuverability is also a significant risk factor which might contribute to the failure of colonic ESD and colon perforation.
The DiLumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform designed by Lumendi facilitates exposure to difficult-to-access lesions. It comprises a double-balloon platform and a sheath. When the colonoscope within the sheath reaches the lesion, the balloons can be inflated to reduce the sigmoid loop and shorten the colon. It ensures easy maneuverability of the scope around the lesion without the formation of new loops.
For instance, ESD facilitated resection in a patient having 40mm granular laterally spreading tumor (LST) in the right colon. The large alpha loop and the location made positioning with a regular colonoscope rather difficult despite the regular shortening. Hence, DiLumen platform was used to reach the lesion. The colon was shortened, and the balloons were inflated. It provided perfect maneuverability for the scope since the lesion was located 50 cm above the anal margin.
A gastroscope was used to perform ESD of the lesion. The colonoscope was removed, and a gastroscope was inserted into the sheath, thus reaching the lesion without difficulty. The stabilized colon offered enhanced retroflection.
DiLumen has facilitated complete positioning of the endoscope in the large intestine, enhancing optical visualization, diagnosis, and endoscopic treatment. The endoscopic approach to the treatment in the colon not only preserves anatomy but also eliminates complications related to colectomy and ensures cost-effectiveness.