WATS Biopsy

Explore how WATS biopsy helps in detecting esophageal cancer early. Additionally offering a better chance for successful treatment and outcomes. The WATS3D Biopsy stands for wide area transepithelial 3-Dimensional biopsy. It is an alternative to standard forceps biopsy of the esophagus. This method increases the tissue area sampled resulting in greater abnormality discovery in the esophagus.

Who is a Candidate for a WATS3D Biopsy?

The WATS3D biopsy is suitable for individuals who:

  • Need more thorough screening due to personal or family history of esophageal cancer.

  • Those exhibiting symptoms such as persistent heartburn, difficulty swallowing, or chest pain.

  • Already diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus may undergo WATS3D biopsies for routine surveillance.

  • Individuals with long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at a higher risk for Barrett’s esophagus. Therefore, doctors should monitor them regularly.

How Do Physicians Perform WATS Biopsy?

The physician passes the WATS Biopsy device through a channel in the endoscope. Subsequently, passing the brush through the same channel. Then the physician uses the brush to collect the cellular material and retract it. Consequently, they transfer and analyze the specimen.

How long is WATS3D Biopsy?

The WATS3D Biopsy takes only minutes in most cases. Thus, individuals can get in and get out within no time.

How much does the WATS Biopsy Cost?

The cost not only includes the price of the product. But more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment.

WATS3D Biopsy - Benefits

The WATS3D Biopsy is easy to perform and there is a greater diagnostic yield. This results in an increase of accuracy and it allows the physician to find more diseases.

Furthermore, it improves the detection of dysplasia and Barrett’s esophagus compared to traditional biopsy methods.

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WATS Biopsy - Associated Risks

WATS3D is a very safe procedure. Thus far, our patients have reported no complaints or complications. Before undergoing the WATS biopsy, individuals should discuss their medical history, current symptoms, and potential risks with the doctor. Our team assist you in determining if this procedure is appropriate for their specific condition. Call us or schedule a teleconsultation to inquire more about the procedure