What Are Self-Forming Magnets (SFM) & How Do They Work?
The Self-Forming Magnet study device is a pair of eight-sided magnets that are made, in part, of a metal containing nickel-titanium. The Self-Forming Magnet study device is used to form the connection (also called an “anastomosis”) between two parts of the bowel to reverse the ileostomy.
Unlike permanent staples or absorbable sutures, the magnets pass through the gastrointestinal tract after the anastomosis is formed and leave no permanent implant inside the patient.
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The GIW 21-002 clinical study is underway at select sites across the U.S.
If you are a patient between the ages of 18 and 80 planned to undergo a loop ileostomy reversal surgery and would like to be considered for the study, click here.
GIW Surgical Devices 21-002 is limited by U.S. law to investigational use and is not approved for sale or distribution in the U.S.