TransEnterix has unveiled a new set of minimally invasive instruments for surgeons. Called the SPIDER MicroLapinstruments, each instrument is 2.7 millimeters or less in diameter. Typically, laparoscopic surgical instruments range in diameter size from 5 to 10 millimeters. The extremely small size of the instruments means that instead of needing a scalpel to make necessary incisions, the surgeon need use only a special skin incision pick. And the patient comes away from the procedure with just a freckle-like mark. TransEnterix’s SPIDER MicroLap instruments are crafted from a proprietary ceramic-titanium alloy that ensures strength despite their small diameter. They can be used independently or in conjunction with TransEnterix’s SPIDER Surgical System, the only single-incision and multi-port surgical system that delivers intra-abdominal triangulation, 360-degree flexible instrumentation and a stable operative platform.
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