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Gynesonics Treats First Patients with VizAblate System

June 27, 2014

Gynesonics reported the first treatment of a patient in Cologne, Germany, using the Company's newly-designed VizAblate System.

According to a release from the company, VizAblate is the only medical device to integrate ultrasound imaging with radiofrequency ablation in a single handheld device for the treatment of fibroids. The System is minimally invasive and is inserted through the cervix without any need for incisions.

Professor Thomas Romer, M.D., and Ralf Bends, M.D., performed the first procedure with the new VizAblate System at Evangelisches Krankenhaus Koln-Weyertal gGmbH in Cologne, Germany.

"The procedure was straightforward thanks to the unique and improved design of the new VizAblate System," Ralf Bends said. "The intrauterine ultrasound imaging made the navigation and radiofrequency ablation extremely efficient. The entire system can be mastered with a very achievable and short learning curve. This system may produce a paradigm shift in the way patients are treated for symptomatic uterine fibroids."

The new VizAblate System has been designed to improve ease-of- use, increase ultrasound resolution, and streamline the graphical user interface. The incision-less procedure preserves the uterus, does not involve laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, and features the industry's first, exclusive graphically-based ablation sizing guide and safety margin indicator.

"Based on our experience, the Gynesonics VizAblate System, which does not require an incision, offers an exciting and less invasive treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids," said Professor Romer.

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