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Choosing Products For Single Port Surgery

June 7, 2011 6:13 am | by Kenneth D. Baker, M.D., Global Medical Director, Endomechanical and Intelligent Devices (EMID), Covidien Surgical Devices | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

There are various factors to consider when choosing the proper tools to perform laparoscopic surgery through a single incision.  To date, the single-incision approach appears just as safe as traditional laparoscopy 1 . If performed correctly, studies show single-incision procedures have improved cosmetic outcomes compared to traditional laparoscopic approaches and there is a trend towards a reduction in postoperative pain, both of which are very attractive to patients.

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Temperature & Fluid Management

May 4, 2011 6:20 am | Thermedx, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

For combined temperature management and irrigation fluid management, Thermedx introduces the patent pending, FDA 510(k)-cleared 375 Fluid Management System. The multi-functional device is used with disposable tubing sets to deliver warmed and/or pressurized irrigation fluids to the surgical site for Urology (Cystoscopy, PCNL, Ureteroscopy), Gynecology (Hysteroscopy), and General Surgery Procedures.

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SILS™ Port

April 27, 2011 6:43 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The SILS Port from Covidien is an advanced surgical product designed to allow laparoscopic surgery through a single incision. This product is designed to give surgeons the ability to use multiple instruments with maximal maneuverability through a single incision in the patient’s umbilicus (belly button).

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Single Port Access Device

April 27, 2011 6:43 am | Innovia Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The InnoPort™ is Innovia LLC’s new laparoscopic Single Port Access device comprising a hollow flexible cone secured in the incision with two stay sutures.  The InnoPort has three 5mm ports with bellowed walls to allow a wide range of manipulation without jeopardizing pneumoperitonium as well as two ancillary ports which permit insufflation and smoke exhaustion.

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Anti-Fog Kit For Scopes

April 8, 2011 6:01 am | Preservation Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Used at the beginning of a scope procedure, ClearIt™ Anti-Fog saves time and eliminates fogging problems later on. One quick wipe of the lens, buff dry and a clear image is assured. Available in Kit or Cloth, both products are sterile, convenient and reasonably priced.

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Laparoscopic Single Port Access Device

February 16, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The InnoPort™ Innovia LLC’s new laparoscopic single port Access device comprising a hollow flexible cone secured in the incision with two stay sutures. According to the company, features include: Three 5-mm ports with bellowed walls to allow a wide range of manipulation without jeopardizing pneumoperitonium.

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Tool Kit Ensures Scope Safety

February 8, 2011 5:40 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible endoscopes are marvelous diagnostic tools. But as we all know, they are a challenge to clean and disinfect/sterilize. Modern machines such as AER’s are effective tools for rendering scopes safe for use on the next patient, but what about the endoscope that is not used for multiple days? Is that scope hanging in the closet still safe for use? Well Healthmark has developed a tool kit to help out: the HangTimeKit™.

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Pre-Surgical Scope Warmer

January 19, 2011 6:23 am | BLUE ENDO | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Endo’s BLUE-HEAT Scope Warmer helps reduces scope fogging during laparoscopic procedures, by pre-heating laparoscopes you are able prevent condensation from occurring at the distal-tip of the optic. Taking this preventive measure can save time and reduce frustration so surgeons can focus on the procedure not on cleaning the lens.

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Scope Warmer

November 3, 2010 7:00 am | Artisan Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Artisan Medical offers a double-sided scope warmer that pre-warms endoscopes to body temperature to keep them free from condensation. Each side can provide over one hour of warming time. No batteries or charcoal-type warmers necessary. Decontamination, sterilization and additional sterile water for thermos-type warmers is also not necessary.

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“Diamond Dusting” Of Instruments

October 1, 2010 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hunter Products, Inc.  provides a solution to improve and renew micro-electronic tools, surgical instruments and micro-laboratory instruments with the Hunter Carbitron 300, the technique for “DIAMOND DUSTING” medical instruments by manufacturers and on-site at hospitals.

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Incisionless Surgical Management Of GERD

September 28, 2010 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The clinically-proven TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) procedure, performed using the innovative EsophyX surgical device from EndoGastric Solutions, is becoming a new standard in treating moderate to moderately severe GERD (gastroesophageal disease). Nearly 3,500 TIF procedures have been performed worldwide.

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Instrument Processing Essentials Catalog

September 24, 2010 6:36 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. announces that their new, Processing Essentials Catalog 9th Edition is now available. The full-color, 76-page catalog features many new products for surgery and central sterile supply— from instrument cleaning brushes, instrument education, inspection and sharpness testing aides, to instrument trays, accessories, and protection devices.

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Multi-Instrument Access Port

August 9, 2010 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus introduces the QuadPort™, a disposable multi-instrument access port that can simultaneously accommodate up to four instruments, including a laparoscope, through a single incision. According to the company, the QuadPort features: 4 ports: one 15mm, two 10mm and one 5mm.

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Deep Draw Cartridge Heater

August 3, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chromalox Precision Heat Introduces the new, innovative Deep Draw Cartridge Heater specifically designed to ensure safety and electrical integrity for critical Medical & Analytical Instrument applications where patient safety and process stability are essential. The Deep Draw Cartridge sheath has no welded disc ends, which are subject to faulty welds that enable moisture to enter heater, causing seal failure leading to excessive and dangerous leakage current levels.

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Portable Blanket Warmer

June 11, 2010 6:55 am | Medicus Health | Product Releases | Comments

Medicus Health’s new Portable Blanket Warmer is an inexpensive way to keep blankets warm for patients in surgery centers, hospitals or for first responders. According to the company, features include: Blanket warmer is ready to use in your facility with UL Listed 110v AC Power Adapter included Replacement blanket warmers and power units are available First responders around the country are adding the Medicus Health Blanket Warmer to their equipment list for use on trauma victims, especially those suffering from hypothermia When plugged into the vehicle’s 12v power outlet through a supplied 6’ power cord, the Blanket Warmer will keep blankets at a consistent 160 degree interior bag temperature indefinitely—always ready for an emergency! The power cord has quick release connector so the blanket warmer is portable right on scene, keeping blankets warm until ready for use Each bag has thermostat controlled heating elements in the top and bottom that can be easily removed for cleaning or laundering Made of 1000 Denier Nylon with Dupont Thermoloft insulation 3 different sizes available.

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