Glue therapy, also known as cyanoacrylate glue injection or tissue adhesive injection, is a medical procedure used to treat bleeding from varices in the gastrointestinal tract. During the procedure, a specialised medical glue is injected into the varices using an endoscope, which causes them to seal shut and stop bleeding. The glue used in glue therapy is a type of tissue adhesive that is biocompatible and safe for use in the human body. Glue therapy is a highly effective treatment for bleeding varices and has a low risk of complications. It is often recommended for patients with a history of bleeding from varices or those with large or high-risk varices.
ARS gastro and liver centre is a leading healthcare provider in the field of gastroenterology and liver care, known for its excellence and expertise in providing minimally invasive procedures such as glue therapy. The centre’s commitment to providing the highest quality care is reflected in its patient-centric approach, which ensures that each patient receives personalised and comprehensive care throughout their treatment journey.
Conditions treated with glue therapy
Some of the conditions that are treated with glue therapy at the ARS gastro and liver centre include:
Alcoholic liver disease
Benefits of glue therapy
The benefits of glue therapy include:
Highly effective: Glue therapy is a highly effective treatment for bleeding varices and has a success rate of over 90% in stopping the bleeding.
Minimally invasive: Glue therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done using local anaesthesia or sedation and does not require general anaesthesia.
Quick procedure: Glue therapy can be completed in just a few minutes, making it a time-efficient treatment option.
Low risk of complications: Glue therapy is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications, such as bleeding, infection, or perforation.
Rapid recovery: Patients can resume normal activities within a day or two after the procedure with little to no discomfort.
Cost-effective: Glue therapy is a cost-effective procedure compared to traditional surgery or other interventions, which can be expensive and require longer hospital stays.