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What advancements are being made in colorectal surgery?

Performing colon surgery without any incisions at all are advancements on the horizon.

Polyps that are found during colonoscopies can now be removed using the endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) technique in a piecemeal fashion with a Captivator Single-Use Stiff Snare. The edges of the lesion can be ablated with soft coagulation using the tip of the snare. Visible vessels and bleeding spots can be ablated with a coagulation grasper.

Surgeons can effectively close large post-EMR defects using the rotatable Resolution 360 EndoClip. The one-to-one physician control to rotate the EndoClip affords fast and easy placement in the exact alignment needed to close defects. The jaw strength of the EndoClip allows the edges of a lesion to be brought together reliably.

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