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Endoscopic Suturing

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.