What is a WATS3D Biopsy?
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?
Do you suffer from acid reflux? If so, then a WATS3D Biopsy may be right for you.
How Is the WATS3D Biopsy Performed?
The WATS3D Biopsy device is passed through a channel in the endoscope. Then the brush is passed through the channel. The brush is then used to collect the cellular material and retracted it. The specimen is then transferred and analyzed.
How long is this procedure?
The WATS3D Biopsy takes only minutes in most cases! So you can get in and get out.
What is the typical cost of treatment?
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.
What are the advantages of the WATS3D Biopsy?
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.
What are risks associated with WATS 3D Biopsy?
WATS is a very safe procedure. No complaints or complications have been report thus far by our patients.
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