Magnetic Compression Anastomosis (Magnamosis): First-In-Human Trial

Date: 
August 24, 2017

Dr. Michael Harrison and PDC team members are halfway through a first-in-human trial for their magnetic compression anastomosis ("Magnamosis") device. Initial results have been published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). The device is a pair of self-centering magnetic rings that create an intestinal anastomosis without sutures or staples. The first five patients successfully underwent small bowel anastomoses with Magnamosis and did not have any anastomotic complications. Continue reading