Doctors at Lancaster Gastroenterology (LGI) are using a new cryotherapy technique to treat cancerous and precancerous conditions of the esophagus. Read the latest research article from the April 2010 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy medical journal here.
Lancaster Gastroenterology was one of the first sites in the world to offer CryoSpray ablation and remains a leading center for the use of this procedure. Dr. Mark Johnston of LGI is the inventor of the device and technique, which is now offered at over 70 major medical centers across the country.
With the CryoSpray Ablation System, physicians have the ability to quickly and easily freeze, destroy and remove unwanted tissue, freeing patients from the discomfort and worry.
The CryoSpray Ablation system uses a patented technology to deliver liquid nitrogen through a catheter in a standard endoscope. This system of repetitive freeze-thaw cycles has been shown to destroy unwanted tissue, allowing new tissue to regenerate in its place.