Ovesco Endoscopy AG is a medical device company operating in the fields of flexible endoscopy and endoluminal surgery.
The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease.
Innovative endoscopic clipping systems are Ovesco’s hallmark. The OTSC – Over-The-Scope Clip is
Ovesco’s product platform for the treatment of gastrointestinal hemorrhage and for endoscopic digestive organ wall closure.
Closure of GI lesions with OTSC: endorsement of efficacy and safety in recent ESGE and ASGE statements
The OTSC clipping system has been used by many specialists as the device of choice for hemostasis and for the closure of full-thickness gastrointesinal defects. Numerous scientific publications have demonstrated the effective use of OTSC for the treatment og GI perforations and post-surgical leaks.
ESGE – The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy issued a position statement on the treatment of iatrogenic GI perforations: For esophageal perforations OTSC is recommended for lesions between 1 and 2 cm. In gastric perforations it is the device of choice for closing gastric defects larger than 10 mm. Conventional clips and combinations of such clips and endoloops are only appropriate in case no OTSC clip should be available. For colonic perforations the guideline states that OTSC is the preferential device for larger lesions. The position paper is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Please read the full position statement here.
ASGE – The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy issued a press release concerning a publication in its GIE-Gastrointestinal Endoscopy journal: "An international multicenter study reports that over-the-scope clip (OTSC) placement is a safe and effective therapy for the closure of gastrointestinal (GI) defects…. The overall clinical success for the closure of perforations and leaks ranged between 90 and 73 percent."
Please read the full press release here.