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Endoscopic Cryotherapy System, Polar Wand, Effectively Treats Mucosal Lesions Of The GI TractNon-Contact CO2 Spray System Features Low Cost, Ease of Operation and Ability to Target Large Areas
The Polar Wand by GI Supply offers a safe, simple means for controlled ablation of mucosal lesions of the GI tract.
Clinical studies have shown Polar Wand to be effective in patients that have had resistance to other types of treatment. Specifically, treatment with the Polar Wand has shown success in treating patients with GAVE and radiation proctitis that have been resistant to argon plasma coagulation (APC).
The endoscopist uses the Polar Wand to ablate tissue by spraying CO2 through a flexible catheter that is passed down the biopsy channel of an endoscope. This spray technology gives the endoscopist the ability to quickly treat large areas and reduce procedure time. Polar Wand is FDA approved for ablation throughout the GI tract including the esophagus, stomach, and rectum.
The Polar Wand consists of a portable cryogen-containing unit and a single-use flexible cryogen spray catheter, designed for use with CO2 that is supplied in standard 5 pound cylinders. Non-contact controlled delivery of the cryogen is achieved by a foot pedal. The cryogenic spray is applied to the target area until a whitened appearance of the mucosa is achieved. Necrosis of the treated tissue occurs over a 24 to 48 hour period.
GI Supply, headquartered in Camp Hill, Penn., is a medical manufacturer of ancillary products to assist during upper and lower endoscopy. Products include: VIADUCT-biliary/pancreatic stents, Polar Wand, SPOT-Endoscopic colon marker "tattoo," HPFAST/HPONE (rapid urease test), biteblocks, Defenz gowns, moonpants, scopetotes, and RP system-paracentesis system.