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SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System

SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System

What is the SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System?

The SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System is a breakthrough innovation in cholangioscopy, which overcomes the shortcomings of traditional cholangioscopes. It provides a unique and unmatched direct visualization of all bile-duct quadrants, enabling life-saving treatment of hepatobiliary disorders.

Why is it used?

SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System has cleared up blind spots in the treatment of disorders of the biliary system in the human body. Life threatening diseases of the liver, pancreas and gall bladder can now be diagnosed and treated under direct vision. SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System has enabled:

  • Early and timely decision for surgery.
  • Detection of missed stones.
  • Complete stone clearance in single session.
  • Better visual accuracy.
  • Improved sensitivity for tissue acquisition.
  • A high success rate for therapeutic intervention.

What happens during the procedure?

The SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System comes equipped with enhanced features that improve visualization and help simplify procedures. The system consists of a fully integrated SpyScopeTM DS Access and Delivery Catheter, and a single-use scope to eliminate probe reprocessing and image degradation over multiple uses. The integrated digital sensor provides superior imaging, far greater resolution and a 60% wider field of view than the nearest alternate. Additionally, the system offers physicians an integrated controller that fits on a standard ERCP cart for improved accessibility and a ‘plug and play’ setup, helping eliminate procedural delays.

The procedure will be done under local anaesthesia and you may receive a sedative to relax. A flexible tube (endoscope) is inserted in your mouth and through oesophagus to your stomach and duodenum, to view your bile or pancreatic duct. The tube is mounted with a camera that enables your doctor to view on the screen. Once the blocked area is detected, tools will be inserted through the endoscope for opening the blockage, removing or breaking the stone, procuring sample for biopsy etc.

How long will it take?

The duration of the procedure will depend upon the treatment that needs to be done. Your doctor will explain the procedure in detail.

What happens after the procedure?

After procedure, you have to be accompanied by someone on your way back home. Your throat might slightly hurt for a day or two. Your doctor will schedule your next follow-up. We suggest you take a day’s rest after the procedure.

Apollo expertise in the procedure

Apollo Hospitals is the first hospital in Eastern India to introduce SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System at Kolkata.

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What are features of SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System?

The SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System has the following innovative features:

  • Single operator system
  • Four-way steerability
  • Dedicated irrigation channels
  • 1.2 mm working channel for effective diagnostic and therapeutic interventions

What are the advantages of SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System?

The SpyGlassTM DS Direct Visualization System offers the following benefits:

For Patients:

  • Better detection and diagnosis
  • Accurate biopsy samples for colon and pancreatic cancers
  • Comprehensive cure
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced hospital stay
  • Lower morbidity and mortality

For Physicians:

  • Ability to perform procedures single-handedly without additional help
  • Reduction in errors during differential diagnosis
  • Implementation of novel treatment options including laser lithotripsy and visual guided radiofrequency ablations
  • Visusalisation of the biliary duct system, and difficult-to-reach tiny ducts in the pancreas
  • Provides colour images which further helps in diagnoses.

How should I prepare myself for the procedure?

  • No eating or drinking for 8 hours.
  • If you are taking any medications, please inform your doctor before.
  • You should be accompanied by someone to drive you back home.
  • Don’t plan anything major for the day, as you would require rest after the procedure.

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UPDATED ON 15/11/2023

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