Intestinal Anastomosis Complication clinical trials at UCSF
1 research study open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18-60
Anastomosis of intestine or other viscera currently requires open or laparoscopic surgery and is often the most difficult, time-consuming, and expensive part of many operations. We have developed a device ("Magnamosis") that may create compression anastomoses more easily, quickly, and less expensively than sutures or staples. The Magnamosis device consists of two 23-mm diameter, convex-concave, radially symmetric ring magnets encased in polycarbonate. One magnet is placed in the lumen of each viscus to be joined, the magnets self-align, and a compression anastomosis is achieved by tissue remodeling. We have completed extensive pre-clinical studies in animals and have shown that Magnamosis can be used to accomplish gastrojejunostomy, jejunojejunostomy, duodenal-colostomy, and colo-colostomy safely and effectively using available endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery techniques. We are now conducting a small first-in-human study to obtain clinical data in support of the safety and early feasibility of the Magnamosis device.
San Francisco, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Intestinal Anastomosis Complication research studies include Michael Harrison.