Gastroenterologist completes Oklahoma's 1st procedures with truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy — 4 insights

John T. Maple, DO, was the first physician to use CSA Medical's truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy to treat two patients in Oklahoma.

What you should know:

1. Dr. Maple is a gastroenterologist at Oklahoma City-based University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He used the truFreeze device to treat a patient with persistent nodular Barrett's esophagus and to treat a cancer patient who had undergone chemotherapy but had, "a small amount of cancer remaining amenable to spray cryotherapy."

2. Both patients were treated as outpatient and reported only minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

3. Dr. Maple said, "Spray cryotherapy is associated with minimal pain, faster recovery and less harm to healthy tissue."

4. CSA Medical's truFreeze system is the only FDA-cleared option to treat patients with esophageal diseases.

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