GI Windows has created a novel technology designed to create the same anastomosis performed in a surgical procedure, but with the lowered costs and invasiveness of an endoscopic (or non-surgical) intervention. The GI Windows procedure is intended to be done on a same-day, outpatient basis, and with no surgical incisions.
The company’s innovation creates an anastomosis using a slender, linear device, that can be loaded in the channel of a standard endoscope or a thin conduit, such as a catheter or needle. As the device is deployed from the scope or catheter, it self-assembles to form a large, octagonal shape.
The GI Windows invention leverages the science already demonstrated with compression-based anastomotic techniques. This approach uses the body’s own healing processes to remodel tissue between two structure to form an anastomosis between two structures. With the GI Windows technology, this anastomosis can be large, patent, and created without surgical access.
This invention has a wide range of therapeutic applications, as anastomoses are currently performed in metabolic, biliary, and oncology procedures. Currently these therapies are primarily served with surgical interventions.