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What advancements are being made in colorectal surgery?

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.

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

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