Minimally Invasive Treatment
“Less Invasive” is what we aim at in the medical field.
Medical scenes have begun to change with treatment that in the past had to be dependent on abdominal surgery now oriented towards minimally invasive treatment.
The areas of treatment include gastrointestinal, intravascular (heart, periphery of limbs/head and neck, etc.) through the spines and throughout the entire body.
Treating areas of vascular and gastrointestinal organs by taking the following approaches: plugging up, dilating, melting down, maintaining its original shape, injecting, etc.
This procedure utilizes an X-ray fluoroscope.
For example, after a local anesthesia is given on the root of a patient's thigh, a tube with a diameter of 1∼2mm which is called a “sheath” is inserted into the blood vessel.
Medical devices that are called, “guidewires” and “catheters” are being inserted and by viewing the fluoroscope imagery, the vessels surrounding the inside of the body are used in treating the lesion.
Treatment that utilizes an endoscope is also performed.
An endoscope has a channel in which various medical instruments can be inserted and extracted out during examinations and treatments.
Thin tubes called, “guidewires” and “cannulae” are inserted through this channel to examine and to treat the lesion.
These treatments utilize medical instruments such as guidewires, catheters and cannulae but there are also tubes that have SMA alloy-made lumens, called “stents” and “coils” which are made of platinum and are embolic agents.
Piolax Medical Devices, Inc. is always striving to serve medical devices of high quality that are planned and developed based on ideas of Doctors at clinical sites as well as our originality.
Gentle Treatment Method to Patients (IVR)
This method takes a less invasive approach in treatments utilizing crisscrossed vessels and lumens inside the body.
This is a highly-merited method of treatment globally.
Some of the merits include: less discomfort in patients because of local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, less surgery time, less time in the hospital, and less vividness of scars resulting from surgery.
These merits lead to the cutting down of medical costs.
Recently, there are day surgeries in which patients can go back to their homes after surgery instead of being hospitalized.
This treatment is thought of as “friendly” in the way that QOL is maintained even after surgery because a patient can return back to their lifestyle immediately and be socially rehabilitated.
With the strenuous efforts of knowledge and technology from Doctors, medical device manufacturing companies and staffs, this treatment is spreading globally.
This is an angiographic photograph of a hepatic artery that performed embolization on a hepatocarcinoma.
A microcatheter or a guidewire is inserted through winded vessels to reach the hepatoma and contrast media is injected after the positioning is confirmed under the fluoroscope.
Local anesthesia is given on the thigh for the catheter tube to be inserted for this treatment and little incision is necessary.
A treatment utilizing a stent to deal with malignant strictures of biliary tracts (expand the lesion and to maintain its shape).
A stent is implanted using a cannula or a guidewire to widen the area of stricture that leads the bile to flow and to fulfill the body flow.
This treatment does not require laparotomy and is known to be less invasive.