Using the Apollo OverstitchTM, endoscopic suturing is now possible. Endoscopic suturing can be used as a less invasive option than surgery to treat the following conditions:
- Revision of gastric bypass in patients who are gaining weight due to enlarged gastric pouch and gastro-jejunal anastomosis
- Post-operative leaks from the GI tract, as can occur after gastric sleeve or bypass surgery, or as a rare complication of other types of surgeries.
- Gastrointestinal fistulas - connections between two organs or between the GI tract and the skin
- Suturing esophageal stents in place to prevent migration
- Fixing perforations, or holes in the GI tract that result from trauma or an endoscopic or surgical procedure.
For post-procedure instructions following revision of gastric bypass, click here.