Furthering its commitment to enhancing access to world-class technology for best patient outcomes, Medanta has become the first hospital in North India to use a disposable duodenoscope to remove stones from the bile duct of a 30- year-old male suffering from jaundice, intense pain and fever.
Duodenoscopes are specialized endoscopes that are used primarily for a procedure called Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The device allows direct access to the bile or pancreatic ducts to deliver treatment of tumour, common bile duct stones, inflammation, infection and pancreatic duct stones. The new, lightweight single-use, disposable duodenoscope is suitably designed to eliminate any risk of cross-contamination or infection, thus offering complete sterility and safety.
Dr Rajesh Puri, Director, Gastroenterology, Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Medanta, says, “The new, single use duodenoscope is a landmark technology for advanced treatment of bile and pancreatic diseases. Hospital-acquired infection is a common and significant cause of death worldwide. The new duodenoscope will help ensure improved patient outcomes while protecting patients against any cross-contamination led infection.”
“Medanta strives to enhance patient access to the best possible treatment system benchmarked to global standards. The new, single use duodenoscope illustrates our deep commitment to deploying cutting-edge technology to deliver patient-centric clinical excellence,” said Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta.