Incisionless Surgery: Surgery Without The Scalpel There is a new type of surgical procedure emerging on the horizon that has been causing quite a buzz in the surgical community and which some feel could eclipse laparoscopy as lower-risk surgical alternative. This new procedure is Incisionless Surgery, which is also referred to as Natural Orifice Surgery (NOS) or Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES™).
Dynamic Disposables disposable eyewear features an ergonomically engineered frame that fits flush against the forehead and a one-piece wraparound lens. A patented attachment system meets OSHA standards and makes shield changing quick and easy. All Dynamic Disposables products utilize Ultra-Clear™ technology to create a shield that is fog-free, anti-static, anti-glare and optically clear.
The KIMBERLY-CLARK FLUIDSHIELD Surgical Mask with Anti-Glare Visor offers maximum visibility and protection in one mask. The visor mask is fluid resistant, fog-free and reduces glare by 50 percent over the company’s previous fluid resistant visor mask. These latex-free masks allow the wearer to maintain line of vision and provide protection from splashing and spraying of blood and body fluids with a patented breathable film.
I-SPOSE Face Shields provide comfortable and reliable eye and face protection for workers in the health care industry. Latex-free, lightweight and fog-resistant, these face shields can be worn through hours-long procedures with or without surgical masks. The design allows adequate ventilation, reducing heat build up between the mask and the face it is protecting.
This protective face shield with visor was developed to provide protection, comfort and safety during the decontamination process. The shield is non-fogging, provides superior optics and quickly fits over masks, goggles and glasses. The face shield comes complete with two reusable shields and is available in white, royal blue, neon yellow, neon magenta and teal.
The ENTity™ NasoView is a flexible, LED-illuminated nasopharyngoscope with a self-contained, patented LED Light Engine that frees the physician from the “tug” of light guides, external light sources and the need for AC wall power, delivering optimal portability and ease of use. The compact, ergonomically-designed flexible endoscope can be coupled to any standard video camera system and comes with a thrss-year warranty on the LED-Light Engine, to provide a lower cost of ownership than conventional scopes.
The ARTHROGARDE™ Hip Access Cannula is designed to prevent inadvertent damage to soft tissue that can occur during arthroscopic hip repair surgery. Its rounded ends provide a smooth surface to protect soft tissue as it penetrates the hip and enters the joint socket. The cannula wall has been thickened to provide additional strength and prevent bending or wear and tear over time.
The SpyGlass® System is a single-use, direct visualization system that requires only a single physician operator and provides four-way steerability in a four lumen single-use catheter. The catheter provides two dedicated irrigation channels in addition to a 1.2-mm working channel through which diagnostic and therapeutic devices can be used in the biliary ducts.
RealHand™ HD instruments are full range of motion hand-held laparoscopic instruments for minimally invasive surgery. The RealHand technology is designed to mirror the surgeon’s hand direction with the added benefit of tactile feedback. As such, when the surgeon’s hand moves in one direction, the instrument tip exactly follows.
Autonomy™ Laparo-Angle™ Instruments are a full line of articulating hand-held laparoscopic instruments. While traditional hand-held laparoscopic devices are rigid, these new instruments have seven degrees of freedom, providing surgeons more access and control. Now laparoscopic surgeons no longer need to assume uncomfortable or fatiguing hand, arm or shoulder positions.
The GelPort® balloon trocar features an advanced GelSeal® bolster, which allows enhanced instrument articulation, maintains pneumoperitoneum and adjusts to varying abdominal wall thickness. The latex-free balloon ensures the utmost stability throughout lengthy procedures. The trocar incorporates Applied Medical’s Universal® seal, which accommodates instruments from 5 mm to 12 mm without an adaptor.
The ENDO CLIP™ III 5mm clip applier features the innovative Clip Logic™ technology, which is incorporated into the jaw mechanism and allows the capability of blunt dissection. Clip Logic aligns the jaws prior to clip loading, allowing for reliable, consistent clip application. Additionally, a back-lit, liquid crystal display (LCD) Digital Clip Counter makes for easy reading in darkened laparoscopic OR environments.
The LTF-VH deflectable HD video laparoscope represents a significant breakthrough in imaging quality by upgrading the distally mounted video chip to HD and combining it with an advanced flexible tip design. This provides a complete 100-degree field of view from multiple angles to visually capture the desired location head-on, from above or even from behind.
This new laparoscopic Soft Tissue Dissector (knitter) utilizes a novel atraumatic foam tip for delicate tissue dissection, making it safe and easy to use. The durable, non-absorbent foam tip means that, essentially, one dissector is used per operation, saving time and money. The VTI Soft Tissue Dissector is designed to fit through a 10-mm port and is18 inches long.
The Leica M720 OH5 surgical microscope is designed to provide the comfort and working space required by surgeons. The new microscope features an optical head that is designed along a horizontal plane, providing a substantial gain in free working distance for both cranial and spine cases and allowing unobstructed access to the surgical field.