Olympus EndoTherapy Gastrointestinal Biopsy Procedure
Patients undergoing endoscopy will be diagnosed on endoscopic visualization and pathological examination. The physician may take small tissue samples (biopsy) to look for infection, illness, and early signs of cancer. These samples may come from the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, or colon. Physicians may also remove polyps along the GI tract. Histopathologic evaluation is helpful to differentiate malignant, inflammatory and infectious processes. Therefore, biopsies should be taken of any suspect tissue or as a follow-up to an earlier endoscopic procedure to evaluate prior therapy. Obtaining samples via biopsy forceps is the most common GI technique.
Disposable Cold Biopsy Forceps
Single-bite biopsy cold forceps allow sampling of the GI tract. A variety of devices for all scopes can be utilized including designs such as our smooth cup and alligator jaw. Each device is designed with or without needles.
Disposable Hot Biopsy Forceps
The hot biopsy forceps technique involves the use of insulated monopolar electrocoagulating forceps to simultaneously biopsy and electrocoagulate tissue. This technique has been recommended for removal of diminutive polyps and for treatment of vascular ectasias of the GI tract.
In addition to the single-use options provided, reusable forceps are offered in a variety of jaw types and channel sizes. These devices are constructed of easy-to-clean materials and can be reprocessed by ultrasonic cleaning and autoclave sterilization.
To order endoscopic devices or request an in-person demonstration, contact an Olympus Endoscopy Account Manager or call 800-848-9024.