Dilators, Surgical, Esophageal, Endoscopic

Definition : Surgical dilators designed for mechanically augmenting the diameter of the esophagus during endoscopic surgery. These surgical dilators typically consist of a slender hollow or solid-body instrument made of metal, plastic or other suitable material in a cylindrical form to facilitate placement; some instruments include balloons that are expanded via pressure injection of liquid (e.g., saline, water, radiopaque contrast). Some balloons are designed to expand to a single diameter while others are designed to inflate to multiple diameters. The dilators are designed to be used through the accessory channel of esophagoscopes and can be wire-guided or non-wire guided (fixed wire). Esophageal endoscopic dilators offer direct endoscopic visualization and provide radial force directly to the stricture site. They are used during gastrointestinal dilation procedures to open narrowed areas or strictures in the esophagus due to several causes (e.g., peptic strictures, Schatzki's Rings, achalasia). Dilation of the esophagus can also be performed with bougies (a non-surgical procedure).

Entry Terms : "Dilators, Esophageal"

UMDC code : 11257

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.


Company Type: Parent

We are a global medical technology company that specializes in the development and sale of products and services that allow our physician customers to deliver high quality care and as a result, enhanced clinical outcomes for their patients

Kentron Health Care Inc

Company Type: Parent

Medovations Inc

Company Type: Parent

Medovations was founded in 1982 with a simple and clear mission—develop innovative medical products with value added features, and do so with a focus on customer service. More that 25 years later the mission remains clear, and the product offering continues to grow.

TeleMed Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

TeleMed Systems Inc. is a privately held company established in 1988 by the founder and chairman of the board Gilbert M. Wilcox MD. TeleMed was initially founded to develop and test innovative Gastroenterology endoscopic devices.

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