What is Boston Scientific Spyglass?

October 10, 2019 Off By idswater

What is Boston Scientific Spyglass?

The SpyGlaSS® DireCT ViSualizaTiOn SySTem is an. intuitive platform that enables simple, single-operator, direct visualization cholangioscopy for detection and treatment of large stones and strictures throughout in the pancreatico-biliary system.

What is Spyglass for ERCP?

The Spyglass lets your doctor see your biliary duct system, and difficult-to-reach tiny ducts in the pancreas, with a 6,000-pixel fiber-optic probe attached to a tiny camera. It’s a state-of-the-art add-on to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

What is the SpyGlass scope?

Spyglass cholangioscopy is the direct examination of the bile ducts using a small caliber scope. The Spyglass scope can be inserted into the bile duct or pancreatic duct to enable direct visualization during ERCP. and help obtain biopsy specimens, lead to the diagnosis of abnormalities, and guide stone therapy.

What is direct visualization System?

The SpyGlass Direct Visualization System is a single-operator cholangioscope that is used by experienced, skilled physicians to either remove difficult bile duct and/or pancreatic duct stones or evaluate indeterminate strictures within the bile ducts or pancreatic duct.

What are Duodenoscopes used for?

They are used during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a potentially life-saving procedure to diagnose and treat problems in the pancreas and bile ducts. In the United States, duodenoscopes are used in more than 500,000 ERCP procedures each year.

What code would be used for an ERCP with sphincterotomy?

Sphincterotomy included in CPT Code 43277 description and can not be billed separately.

Who uses Duodenoscopes?

Duodenoscopes are hollow, flexible, lighted tubes that allow doctors to see the top of a patient’s small intestine, or duodenum. Doctors use them in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures.

What can the Spyglass DS system be used for?

The SpyGlass™ DS System enables direct visualization of the pancreatic and bile ducts, is used to evaluate suspected benign and malignant conditions, and is used for the treatment of difficult stones and strictures.

How does Boston Scientific work with Northgate technologies?

Boston Scientific and Northgate Technologies, Inc. have signed a co-exclusive distribution agreement, enabling physicians and hospitals to order the Autolith™ Touch EHL System and accessories direct from Boston Scientific, delivering an efficient ordering process, first rate customer support, and expanded options for stone management.

Is the Spyglass DS catheter compatible with ERCP?

The SpyGlass DS System integrated controller fits on standard ERCP cart and features a plug and play set up. The SpyScope DS II Catheter is compatible with a full suite of diagnostic and therapeutic accessories.