Delivery of Multiple Stents In Parallel in GI Endoscopy
Team: Stent Deliverymen
Program: Materials Science and Engineering
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures that require stents either use very expensive metal stents or they use multiple plastic stents in parallel which have to be delivered one at a time, removing the endoscope between each stent placement.
Our goal was to develop a method to deliver multiple plastic stents in parallel without having to remove the endoscope, reducing surgery times and the cost of the procedure.