Cellvizio for Barrett's Esophagus

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Dr. Bagnato Performs Cellvizio, a New and Rapid Diagnostic Technology for Barrett’s Esophagus

John Bagnato, M.D., has recently—and very quickly—become the largest user of Cellvizio, a unique technology for diagnosing Barrett’s esophagus, a complication of acid reflux disease. This new imaging technology uses a microscopic camera and minimally invasive procedure to help Dr. Bagnato make an accurate diagnosis quickly, often without the need for a biopsy and long wait for laboratory results. Cellvizio is quick and accurate and requires no lengthy recovery time.

About Cellvizio

Cellvizio is the most miniature microscope in the world. It is an advanced imaging technology that produces microscopic images of tissue instantaneously. Using a minimally invasive technique, Cellvizio helps Dr. Bagnato see the cellular changes in Barrett’s esophagus. He can then take biopsies and determine how advanced the disease might be. This revolutionary imaging technology enhances Dr. Bagnato’s ability to diagnose a patient’s condition and offer the best possible solution sooner and more effectively than traditional medical imaging tools.

Cellvizio generates an optical biopsy, a method that uses light at various wavelengths to diagnose disease without physically removing the tissue from the body. The system utilizes simple pattern recognition; light reflecting off a cancer cell projects a different pattern than light reflecting off a noncancerous cell, for example. This simple approach facilitates improved decision-making and better patient management.

With instant results Dr. Bagnato can suggest a course of treatment more quickly and confidently. Patients no longer have to “watch and wait” before receiving treatment.

This new technique helps surgeons detect a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Biliopancreatic strictures
  • Colorectal lesions
  • Gastric diseases
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Lung nodules
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Urinary tract lesions

 Benefits of Instant Results

Cellvizio modernizes how surgeons perform imaging tests and revolutionizes the patient experience. This approach offers a variety of benefits for both the patient and the doctor, as this imaging tool:

  • Reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies and biopsies of healthy tissue
  • Enables surgeons to make on-the-spot therapeutic decisions.
  • Improves treatment outcomes for the patient
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