St. Francis Medical Center Transition to Capital Health

For more information on St. Francis Medical Center’s transition of services to Capital Health, click here.

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.