OMER, Israel, May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDGS) (TASE:MDGS), a medical device company developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and a leader in direct visualization technology, today announced the presentation of new MUSE™ System patient experience data at the upcoming Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), being held in San Diego, Calif., from May 21-24, 2016.
“We look forward to sharing the clinical findings on patient outcomes following procedures conducted with the MUSE system,” stated Chris Rowland, CEO of Medigus. “MUSE addresses unmet need in long-term GERD care and has the potential to help millions of people suffering from the troublesome symptoms of acid reflux, who fall within the widening treatment gap between drug therapy and invasive surgical procedures.”
The MUSE system allows physicians to perform transoral fundoplication for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), often referred to as acid reflux. GERD is among the most common chronic conditions in the U.S. In fact, it impacts up to 60% of American adults and GERD-related hospitalizations increased more than 200% in recent years.[i]
MUSE Poster Presentation – Tuesday, May 24, from 12noon-2pm PT
Ultrasonic Assisted Endoscopic Full Thickness Fundoplasty, Single Center Experience in the First 14 U.S. Patients, during Poster Session # 2433544
Ali Lankarani, MD1, Anand Patel, MD1, John Petersen, DO1, Scott Cooper MD1, Jose Nieto, DO1
1 Borland Groover Clinic, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Center, Jacksonville, FL, USA
DDW attendees can visit the Medigus booth (#1019) to learn more about the MUSE system, or visit www.medigus.com.
The MUSE™ system is a leading technology in Transoral Fundoplication (TF) procedures. The system allows a single physician or surgeon to perform anterior partial fundoplication with standard surgical staples in a less invasive way, compared to other surgical procedures. The intuitive endosurgical platform consists of a single use flexible surgical endostapler, equipped with a proprietary miniature camera, an ultrasonic sight and a range finder. The endostapler includes a handle with controls, an 80cm flexible shaft, a 5cm rigid section holding a cartridge with 5 standard 4.8mm titanium surgical staples, a ratchet controlled one-way articulating section, and a distal tip. The MUSE system is FDA cleared and CE marked, and has also has obtained the necessary licenses to market the product in Canada and Israel. For more information, visit www.RefluxHelp.com.
Medigus is a medical device company specializing in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. They are the pioneer developer of the MUSE™ system, an FDA cleared and CE marked endoscopic device to perform Transoral Fundoplication (TF) for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), one of the most common chronic conditions in the world. In 2016, the CMS established the Category I CPT® Code of 43210 for TF procedures, such as the ones performed with MUSE, which establishes reimbursement values for physicians and hospitals. MUSE is gaining adoption in key markets around the world – it is available in world-leading healthcare institutions in the U.S., Europe and Israel. Medigus is also in the process of obtaining regulatory clearance in China. Medigus is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the TASE (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange). To learn more about the company’s advanced technology, please visit www.medigus.com or www.RefluxHelp.com.
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