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1 3 9 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E Blair S. Lewis, MD, PC, of Carnegie Hill Endoscopy in New York City, says the 3- screen setup isn't necessarily intuitive. The self-described "slow learner" says it took him about 60 cases to retrain his movements. He says the system differentiates his Manhattan practice from the competition and, more importantly, lets him detect polyps he would have otherwise missed with conventional for- ward-viewing technology. Working with the FUSE demands investing in an entire new platform, but Dr. Lewis says the added cost is negligi- ble when considered in the context of performing quality colonoscopy. Medivators Endocuff This device fits over the tip of most endoscopes to hold colon folds open during extubation, which lets physicians see more mucosa for easier polyp identification. It can also anchor the scope against the colon wall, creating more stability and improved control during procedures. Jeremy D. Barber, DO, of Mercy Internal Medicine in Muskegon, Mich., says the cuff improves visualization in patients with poor preps. "Pulling back the folds lets me access and suction pools of liquid," he explains. "It flattens out the areas so I can visualize what's there, which provides C O L O N O S C O P Y

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