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
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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.


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.


Eingereicht: 02. Oktober 2020

Angenommen: 12. Januar 2021

18. März 2021 (online)

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