Modular Laparoscopic Instruments

September 13, 2006 12:32 pm | Aesculap, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aesculap’s Modular Laparoscopic Instrument System is now available with Quick-Snap™ handles. The handles are available in both ratcheted and non-ratcheted versions. The ratcheted Quick-Snap Handle is designed with an easy to use one-step ratchet release and features an “off”mode, giving the surgeon true multifunctional performance.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

Laparoscopic Access/Trocar Safety System

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Auto Suture Co. | Product Releases | Comments

The VersaStep™ Plus Access System provided safe and controlled non-bladed entry that reduces abdominal wall complications and patient injuries including port site abdominal wall bleeding, decreased abdominal visceral and vascular injuries, and reduced post-operative pain. The access system, which incorporates proprietary Step™ Radial Dilation Technology, provides a consistently smaller fascial defect and superior port fixation by gently spreading tissue during port insertion as opposed to cutting or “grinding” through it.



June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The autoclavable HD EndoEYE videolaparoscope features a 10-mm outside diameter and a working length of 390 mm, making it ideal for use on even the largest patients. Offering a 30 degree and 45 degree direction of view, the HD EndoEYE utilizes proprietary distal tip technology to provide optimal image quality with increased durability compared to traditional rod lens systems that transfer the image through multiple interfaces.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopes

Compression Anastomosis Devices

March 8, 2006 10:01 am | Niti Medical Technologies Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 105 • NiTi Medical Technologies has introduced a new generation of surgical devices that produce a nearly seamless, continuous tissue connection through a healing process known as compression anastomosis. NiTi’s easy-to-use line of open and laparoscopic devices deploy clips and rings made of nitinol, a shape memory alloy, to clamp and hold two ends of resected tissue together.

LISTED UNDER: Hand-Assisted Laparoscopy Products

Insufflation Gas Warmer

February 9, 2006 4:29 am | Northgate Technologies Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The HUMI-FLOW™ system can dramatically improve the quality of patient care. Designed for use in all laparoscopic surgical procedures, this system provides continuous warmed and humidified CO 2 to the intra-abdominal cavity. HUMI-FLOW incorporates a reusable warmer with an economically priced disposable tubing set.

LISTED UNDER: Insufflation Devices

Disposable Bipolar Forceps

December 13, 2005 2:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

CLINIMED is currently offering a new line of Disposable Bipolar Forceps. These new instruments are compatible with all of the major manufacturers of equipment.

LISTED UNDER: Forceps, Bipolar

Rotating Bipolar Forceps & Scissors

December 13, 2005 2:06 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The multifunctional RoBi™ Rotating Bipolar Forceps and Scissors are designed to allow one-handed operation by endoscopic surgeons to perform secure grasping, blunt dissection, and bipolar coagulation of tissue between the jaws. Optimal bipolar grasping is made possible by a robust hinge that has been incorporated into the wide-opening jaws of RoBi hand instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Forceps, Bipolar

Pediatric Hook Retractors

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

These patent pending pediatric liver retractor hooks are specifically designed for use in minimally invasive surgery. The new design takes into consideration the anatomy of the pediatric patient. It provides for ease of insertion through the abdominal wall to retract the liver in pediatric surgery.

LISTED UNDER: Liver Retractor, Self Forming

Searching For The Safest Port

August 22, 2005 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConMed Corporation’s OnePort Trocar System works as four systems in one. I t started out as a convenient way for gynecologists to perform diagnostic analysis of the female reproductive organs. Now, some twenty-five years later, laparoscopy has extended well beyond gynecology and is becoming the method of choice for countless procedures.


Laparoscopic Suturing System

August 22, 2005 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 5-mm Quik-Stitch® Suturing System securely sutures hernia mesh and fixate products with it’s intracorporeal locking Roeder knot. The system allows surgeons to control the placement and tightness of the knot, providing precision and confidence, even in the smallest operative fields. The 5-mm Quik-Stitch offers a variety of suture and needle types and sizes, making it an incredibly versatile endoscopic suturing system.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Devices

Laparoscopic Vessel Sealing System

August 22, 2005 9:38 am | Valleylab | Product Releases | Comments

The multi-function LigaSure™ V sealer/divider instrument dissects, grasps, seals, and divides vessels up to and including 7.0 mm in diameter. Valleylab’s patented vessel sealing technology reforms the collagen in vessel walls and connective tissue into a permanent seal. The LigaSure V minimizes thermal spread to approximately 1.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

Hand Access Laparoscopy System

June 10, 2005 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GelPort® XE device combines the technology of the GelSeal® cap with the enhanced circumferential retraction of the Alexis® wound retractor. The GelSeal cap enables unlimited hand exchanges without loss of pneumoperitoneum, while the Alexis retractor provides 360 degrees of atraumatic retraction and protection.

LISTED UNDER: Hand-Assisted Laparoscopy Products

Endoscopic Suturing Device

June 10, 2005 10:33 am | United States Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The Autosuture™ ENDO STITCH™ suturing device is designed to simplify endoscopic (running or interrupted) suturing and intracorporeal knot tying. The ENDO STITCH instrument, with its integral needle and suture enables a surgeon to perform most endoscopic procedures without struggling with loose needles and suture.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Devices

Bladeless & Blunt Tip Trocars

May 11, 2005 12:05 pm | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 904 • The ENDOPATH® XCEL™ trocar is engineered to facilitate precision and efficiency during surgical procedures. Available in bladeless and blunt tip configurations, XCEL is designed to stay in place and eliminate instrument hang-ups while offering reduced instrument drag-force and improved seal durability.


Surgical Telescopes

January 18, 2005 10:29 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The 5-mm Hopkins II telescopes provide clear advantages as the first link in the imaging chain. The telescopes feature a double-lumen shaft for increased durability, and an increased number of fiber optic bundles that give physicians the benefits of greater image brightness. Brighter optics deliver better image quality.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopes


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