Clinical Advantages 2016-12-15T15:52:37+00:00

Clinical Advantages of the WATS3D Biopsy

  • Easy to Perform
  • Greater Diagnostic Yield
  • Increased Accuracy
  • Finds More Disease
Benefits of the WATS3D Biopsy - Dr. Glenn Eisen

Glenn M. Eisen, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology,
Oregon Health & Science University

“The difference between WATS3D biopsy and traditional forceps biopsy is that it encompasses a much greater area of tissue such that the entire Barrett’s segment can be biopsied completely rather than sporadically.

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Hear from WATS3D Biopsy Users

Benefits of the WATS3D Biopsy - Dr. Seth Gross

Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG

Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy, Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center

“My experience so far with the WATS3D biopsy has been very positive, in the sense that once we’re able to evaluate a large area and we’re able to get a sample similar to forceps biopsy, Read more

Benefits of the WATS3D Biopsy - Dr. Gina Sam

Gina Sam, MD

Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center,
Stony Brook Medical Center

“WATS3D is actually a simple procedure – I introduce a brush into the working channel and do a circumferential sampling of the distal esophagus – it adds about a minute to my procedures and it’s very simple.

Benefits of the WATS3D Biopsy - Dr. Sang Kim

Sang Kim, MD

Director of Biliary Endoscopy,
New York Hospital Queens

“I would say that my personal experience, surprising, with the WATS3D brush biopsy has been very similar to the study data. Read more

Benefits of the WATS3D Biopsy - Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman

Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD

Director, Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health,
New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

“…so for a gastroenterologist, it adds no pain to the procedure for the patient, it adds limited amount of time, and it increases our diagnostic capability in the detection of Barrett’s in a reflux population.”

Features of the WATS3D Biopsy

Wider Area Sampling

Simply stated, the WATS3D Biopsy collects more tissue than any other biopsy used in the esophagus.

Transepithelial Penetration

Even though the WATS3D biopsy is less invasive than a forceps biopsy, it is a full thickness biopsy; collecting tissue down to the lamina propria.

Computer Assisted 3-Dimensional Analysis

The proprietary 3-dimensional analysis allows every cell on the slide to be analyzed.