Digestive Disease Interventions 2021; 05(01): 003-008
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726326
Review Article

Intraoperative Impedance Planimetry (ENDOFLIP)

Hoover Wu
1  Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
,
Michael Ujiki
2  Department of Surgery, Northshore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

The Endoluminal Functional Imaging Probe (EndoFLIP, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) impedance planimetry system provides real-time three-dimensional images of gastrointestinal sphincters of interest, particularly the esophagogastric junction. This allows for real-time objective measurements during the surgical management of foregut diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux and achalasia. Literature continues to grow on how to best utilize this recent technology to improve patient outcomes. This outlines the intraoperative utilization of EndoFLIP.

Disclosures

M.U. received speaker payments from Medtronic for instructional courses on the use of EndoFLIP. Disclosures outside the scope of this work: M.U. receives payment for lectures from Gore. M.U. is a board member for Boston Scientific, is a paid consultant to Olympus and Apollo, and receives payment for lectures from Apollo and Erbe.


H.W. has no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.




Publication History

Received: 02 October 2020

Accepted: 12 January 2021

Publication Date:
18 March 2021 (online)

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