Clinical Advantages of the WATS3D Biopsy
- Easy to Perform
- Greater Diagnostic Yield
- Increased Accuracy
- Finds More Disease
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.Read more
By using the WATS biopsy we increases the likelihood significantly, more than 40%, that we will find dysplasia if it is present.”
Hear from WATS3D Biopsy Users
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
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
Often times when you have published data and studies that are done when you try to apply it to the clinical world and clinical practice, it doesn’t always concur and it’s not always accurate.
But surprisingly there have been many lesion that I’ve looked at and didn’t suspect that there would be any Barrett’s or any dysplasia and surprisingly with the WATS biopsy method I’ve been able to discover, detect Barrett’s, dysplasia so that 40% number I think it’s very, very true.”
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.
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.