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Future Endoscopic Tools and Platforms for Endoluminal Surgery

  • Kiyokazu NakajimaEmail author
  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
Chapter

Abstract

Future endoluminal surgery including advanced colonoscopic intervention will become a reality not by developing super-performance flexible endoscopes but by reconsidering the fundamental elements of flexible endoscopy such as insufflation, evacuation, and stabilization of working space. Truly usable ancillary tools will also contribute to overcome each technical difficulty. A continuous research and development effort using recent medtech collaboration is essential, but a change of endoscopists’ and surgeons’ way of thinking, “how future endoscopy should be,” is even more important.

Keywords

Endoluminal surgery Endoscopic intervention Therapeutic endoscopy Colonoscopy Devices Tools Platforms 

Supplementary material

Video 23.1

Pressure-regulated colonoscopy using GW-200 and related devices (110718 kb)

Video 23.2

ESD using Endotornado overtube in swine esophagus (MOV 152533 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Next Generation Endoscopic Intervention (Project ENGINE)Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics, Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College—New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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