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Hand Instruments For LESS

August 13, 2010 6:53 am | Olympus America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus offer the HiQ LS curved 5-mm diameter hand instruments specifically designed for Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site (LESS) surgery. LESS surgery is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical technique in which an endoscope and hand instruments are inserted through an access port via a single incision often made in the navel.

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Endoscopic Suturing Solution

August 10, 2010 7:26 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The Endo Stitch™ automated endoscopic suturing instrument from Covidien enables advanced laparoscopic procedures that require endoscopic suturing and knot tying. According to the company, features include: An integrated needle and suture that eliminates the need for loading and unloading the needle.

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MiniLap Instruments

August 10, 2010 7:25 am | Stryker Endoscopy | Product Releases | Comments

Stryker’s MiniLap instrument line allows for access and instrumentation in one laparoscopic device. According to the company, the instruments are designed percutaneous entry through the abdominal cavity, and feature: A diameter of 2.3 mm. Availability in 4 tip styles for a variety of laparoscopic procedures.

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Greater Precision In Single Incision

August 9, 2010 7:26 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The SILS™ Hand instruments from Covidien are the latest advancements in endoscopic tissue manipulation, enhancing the surgeon’s flexibility and visualization when performing SILS™ procedures the company’s SILS™ Clinch, SILS™ Hook, SILS™ Shears and SILS™ Dissector offer: The ability to articulate infinitely in a near hemispherical space, allowing access to surgical site from different angles and assisting in providing triangulation and visualization needed to facilitate SILS™ procedures.

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Laparoscopic Soft Tissue Dissector

July 20, 2010 7:17 am | Vascular Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Vascular Technology’s (Kittner) utilizes a novel atraumatic foam tip that provides for delicate tissue dissection, making it safe and easy to use. The durable, non-absorbent foam tip means that virtually one dissector is used per operation—saving the hospital time and money.

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First Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed With Single-Incision SPIDER® System

July 19, 2010 7:58 am | Transenterix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Dr. Brian B. Quebbemann, one of the country’s leading experts in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, has successfully performed a single-incision vertical sleeve gastrectomy using the SPIDER® Surgical System. This marks the first time the SPIDER Surgical System has been used to perform this procedure.

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Reusable Trocar With Thermoplastic Handle

July 2, 2010 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

GMD Inc. introduces a reusable trocar with a thermoplastic handle. The medical instrument, which is used to implant GMD’s Universal Sling™ for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, is made of 20 percent glass-filled Udel® GF-120 polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC for strong chemical resistance, low shrinkage, and excellent autoclave resistance (a minimum of 50 cycles).

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Parallel Jaw Grasper

June 2, 2010 7:35 am | Specialty Surgical Instrumentation | Product Releases | Comments

Specialty Surgical Instrumentations’s ACCESS Surgical Parallel Jaw Grasper is designed to atraumatically grasp soft tissue or manipulate structures such as the small intestine or colon. An atraumatic fenestrated tip allows for a solid, but gentle grasp while a parallel motion of the jaw helps prevent the “scissoring effect” by allowing the jaws to close parallel, allowing for even pressure from the top and bottom jaws.

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Curved Shears For Improved Access

May 24, 2010 7:06 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The HARMONIC ACE® 45E Curved Shears from Ethicon Endo-Surgery is an addition to the HARMONIC® family of ultrasonic devices. The device is designed to improve access in obese patients and is 25 percent longer (or 9cm) than the standard length HARMONIC ACE® device.

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FloShield™ Laparoscopic Technology

May 14, 2010 6:54 am | Carefusion | Product Releases | Comments

CareFusion now distributes Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc.’s FloShield™ product line for laparoscopic surgeries. CareFusion is the exclusive external distributor for FloShield and will market and sell the products alongside its own line of V.Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® surgical instruments.

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Soft-Grip™ Kerrison Rongeurs

April 12, 2010 1:34 pm | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces the new Soft-Grip™ Kerrison Rongeur. Made in Germany using German stainless steel, the Soft-Grip™  Kerrison rongeurs feature: A unique silicone-coated handle that provides comfort and a softer feel for the surgeon.

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ENSEAL® TRIO

April 12, 2010 8:27 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

Using Smart Electrode™ technology, the ENSEAL® TRIO from Ethicon Endo allows surgeons to simultaneously seal and transect vessels < 7 mm, along with large tissue pedicles and vascular bundles with minimal thermal damage. Its patented I-BLADE™ jaw design offers uniform compression along the entire seal line.

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Tissue Dissection Device

April 12, 2010 6:29 am | Peak Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

PEAK Surgical, Inc. offers the PEAK® PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device, indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat [ENT]) surgery, including removal of the tonsils and adenoids. The PEAK PlasmaBlade™ is a family of disposable, low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation devices that offer: The exacting control of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without the extensive collateral damage to surrounding tissue.

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RF Cutting And Sealing Instruments

April 12, 2010 6:27 am | Aragon Surgical, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Aragon Surgical, Inc. introduces Lektrafuse TELEO, the newest addition to its Lektrafuse platform. The expansion of the Lektrafuse Platform of radio-frequency (RF) based Tissue Sealing and Cutting Instruments allows surgeons to utilize the unique advantages of the Lektrafuse platform in a broader range of applications.

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Deflectable Tip Video Laparoscopes

April 9, 2010 7:46 am | Olympus America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus’ EndoEYE is a deflectable video laparoscope that combines a distally mounted video chip and with an advanced flexible tip design, providing a complete 100° field of view from multiple angles to visually capture the desired location head-on, from above, or even from behind.

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