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Dextera Surgical Inc., manufacturer of the smallest-profile and most maneuverable articulating surgical stapling platform on the market for minimally invasive surgery, today announced that Marco Nardini, MD, from James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, U.K., presented the latest data on the results of 82 patients undergoing Microlobectomy. The data demonstrated that for Microlobectomy procedures, the median hospital stay is reduced by at least two days when compared to traditional open lobectomy procedures, with over 20 percent of patients going home the day after surgery.

“The Microlobectomy procedure, enabled by the MicroCutter 5/80 surgical stapler, due to the slim profile of the five-millimeter diameter with 80 degrees of articulation, reduces postoperative pain and complications compared to traditional open procedures and overall, improves a patient’s recovery after a major lung resection,” says Nardini. “These data further support what surgeons around the world are experiencing when performing the Microlobectomy – that the less invasive nature of this procedure shortens hospital stays when compared to a traditional open lobectomy, with 20.7 percent of patients able to return home within 24 hours.”

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For the 82 patients undergoing a Microlobectomy, the median length of hospital stay was three days, with 17 patients (20.7 percent) discharged the day after surgery and an additional 14 patients (17 percent) discharged two days after surgery. 

Liam Burns, vice president worldwide sales and marketing of Dextera Surgical, notes, “The interest in the presentation at the meeting reflects the global interest in technologies like the MicroCutter 5/80 that enable less invasive approaches to lobectomy that may accelerate the adoption of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques and other surgical procedures.”

The MicroCutter 5/80 Stapler is manufactured and cleared for use in the United States for transection and resection in multiple open or minimally invasive urologic, thoracic and pediatric surgical procedures, as well as application for transection, resection and/or creation of anastomoses in the small and large intestine, and the transection of the appendix. The MicroCutter 5/80 may be used with both MicroCutter 30 White Reloads in vascular/thin tissue and MicroCutter 30 Blue Reloads for standard tissue.

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