Ovesco FTRD Device

The FTRD system is a fast transluminal, minimally invasive technique for diagnostic and therapeutic full-thickness resection via the flexible endoscope in the colon and rectum.

The technology is based on the well-established OTSC system, enabling the surgeon to resect all the layers of suitable lesions including the serosa. The design of the FTRD system ensures that the transection of the tissue happens only after the defect has been closed completely. At no time will the abdominal cavity and bowel lumen be in contact.


  • Minimal thermal injury
  • Valid histologic evaluation of one en-bloc specimen according to residual tumor (R) classification
  • Complete instrument set for endoscopic full-thickness resection procedure

Proven Effectiveness

Full-thickness resection of colonic lesions with FTRD is feasible, safe and effective with 88.3% technical success and no significant complications, making FTRD a reasonable alternative to surgery.¹²³

For more details about the findings and benefits, please see the complete report here.

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Reference Material


*Source: Prof. Dr. Caca and Dr A. Schmidt, Klinikum Ludwigsburg, Dep. Of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hemato-Oncology, Diabetes, and Infectious Diseases, Germany.

1. Schmidt AR, Meining A, Birk M, Schumacher B, David A,  Messmann H, Probst A, Neuhaus H,  Beyna T, Richter-Schrag HJ, Thimme R, Frieling T,  Goetz M, Faehndrich M, Caca K Endoscopic Full-Thickness Resection in the Colorectum Using an Over-the-Scope Device - Interim Results of a Prospective Multicenter Study 2016.

2. Van der Spek B, Haverkort M, Heine D. Endoscopic Full-Thickness Resection With the Novel FTRD System From OVESCO Endoscopy AG: Report on the First Dutch Experience 2016.

3. Esteban JM, Sethi A, Vazquez M, Sanchez Ceballos F, Cruz DM, Rey E. Full-Thickness Resection of the Colon Using an Endoscopic Device 2016.