How The Endolumik System Works
With improved visualization and functionality, our goal is to help surgeons decrease complications, improve OR workflow, and create a more standardized gastric sleeve and gastric pouch.
The Endolumik surgical device lights the stomach from within using Near-Infrared (NIR) light. This light allows the surgeon to see the calibration tube clearly through thick layers of stomach or adipose tissue.
The Endolumik device emits the same wavelength as Indocyanine Green (ICG), and is visible with any NIR-capable camera.
The integrated suction enables teams to minimize tool swaps, which can increase operation times and patient risk.
Standard Device Visibility
Endolumik System Visibility
The idea behind Endolumik came to Dr. Nova Szoka as she performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries at West Virginia University hospital, and was looking for a way to increase bariatric success rates, while making her own procedures more efficient.
What Dr. Szoka created with CEO Mara McFadden is Endolumik, a surgical device company founded in Morgantown, West Virginia. Together, they have developed a patent-pending fluorescence-guided esophagogastric calibration system (i.e. bougie) for use in gastrointestinal surgery.
The novel integration of near-infrared lighting with the intra-gastric stent is designed to improve visualization, situational awareness, consistency, and help reduce adverse events in robotic and laparoscopic operations. Surgical teams will have unprecedented visibility, which can improve efficiency and consistency.