Resection and ablation procedures can be essential in the treatment of many gastrointestinal disorders. Eximo's hybrid catheter can play a significant role by introducing an accurate and relatively safe therapeutic solution for a variety of disorders, including:
Barrett's Esophagus (BE)
Barrett's Esophagus occurs when normal esophageal cells are replaced by abnormal cells, usually as a result of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). BE prevalence in general population is larger than 1.5% and in patients with GERD larger than 10%. A person with BE at age 50 may have ~10% lifetime probability of developing terminal esophagus cancer. However, current BE treatment methods are not satisfactory.
Flat Polyps in the Colon
Polyps of the colon are mucosal lesions which project into the lumen of the bowel. In 5-10% of the cases the polyps are difficult to detect and remove because they are flat. Such lesions may be of particular concern because they pose a high risk of malignancy, especially on the right side of the colon.