Studies show the best time to detect
a leak is when you’re still in the OR

Anastomotic leaks have
devastating implications:
  • Doubles length of hospital stay3 and increases cost of $28,600 per patient on average2
  • Significantly greater chances of wound infection and increased mortality rates of up to 32%2
Intra-Operative Endoscopy (IOE)
supports better clinical outcomes4:
  • Allowed the reduction of potential leak rate by 91.8% compared to no testing4
  • Reduced anastomosis related morbidity from the expected 3.2% to 1.3%4

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Special Report
Clinical References:
1. Hammond, J., Lim, S., Wan, Y., Gao, X., & Patkar, A. (2014). Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 18(6), 1176-1185.
2. Zhao Y, Encinosa W. The Costs of End-of-Life Hospitalizations, 2007: Statistical Brief #81.
3. Britton, Julian, 5 Gastrointestinal tract and abdomen, 29 Intestinal anastomosis, ACS Surgery, Dale DC; Federman DD, Eds, New York 2000.
4. Haddad A, Tapazoglou N, Singh K, Averbach A. Role of Intra-Operative Esophagogastroenteroscopy in Minimizing Gastrojejunostomy-Related Morbidity: Experience with 2,311 Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses with Linear Stapler Anastomosis. Obesity Surgery. 2012;22(12):1928-1933
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