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Free-Standing 3D Medical-Grade LCD Monitor

October 19, 2010 7:16 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony showcased at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) conference this month a free-standing 3D medical-grade display, capturing the full image quality of today’s high definition (HD) 3D endoscopes and surgical microscopes. The LMD-2451MT LCD will finally enable minimally invasive (MI) surgeons to take advantage of the depth perception and spatial orientation that our natural vision provides, when utilized with the growing number of 3D HD surgical camera systems being used today in a full range of MI procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Image Display Systems
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2D/3D Workstation For Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

October 12, 2010 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

October 12, 2010 The latest version of Syngo Mammo Report, the mammography workstation from Siemens, for the first time combines tomosynthesis, 3D ultrasound and 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with 2D mammography. That way, breast care specialists can interpret images from various examinations of one patient at a glance.

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iDrive™ Right Angle Linear Cutter

October 4, 2010 3:11 pm | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

At ACS this week, Covidien will offer a preview of its iDrive powered handle and Right Angle Linear Cutter (RALC) is a reusable stapling platform that offers microprocessor-controlled precision and push-button control. The RALC was also specially designed to give surgeons deeper access to, and better visibility in, the pelvis for low anterior resection procedures.

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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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Laparoscopic Instrument Moves Like A Finger

September 28, 2010 8:25 am | Microline Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microline’s LapFinger is a 5 mm laparoscopic instrument that mimics the movements of the human index finger with a reusable handpiece and interchangeable, disposable tips. The instrument helps facilitate advanced laparoscopic procedures by reaching behind and around objects.

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Self-Expanding Laproscopic Hernia Repair

September 23, 2010 12:35 pm | Minnesota Medical Development Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Minnesota Medical Development's Rebound HRD and HRD V are self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical devices designed for the laparoscopic repair of inguinal, ventral and incisional hernias. The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically through an access port or small incision.

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Endoscopic Imaging Technology

September 23, 2010 12:35 pm | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The KARL STORZ Image 1® camera system delivers 16:9 images from acquisition to display. This addresses the need, especially of laparoscopists, to see instruments entering the abdominal cavity earlier.

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Endoscopic Flexible Ratcheting Grasper

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PARÉ introduces their 2.6 mm flexible rat-tooth ratcheting grasper to stabilize tissue for performing advanced endoscopic procedures. The 140 cm long disposable device fits down the 2.

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ConnectOR G2 Informatics Platform

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

Booth #819 An all-in-one, medical-grade, video routing solution from NDSsi, ConnectOR G2 offers the unique ability to connect the realms of surgical video, PACS imaging and informatics. The ConnectOR G2 solution enables routing of virtually any medical imaging source to the surgeon's field of view and beyond.

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Nathanson Hook Liver Retractor

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth #705 The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. When required, these hooks hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery. They come in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.

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Hysterectomy A Success With Combined Robots

August 25, 2010 6:34 am | Endocontrol | Product Releases | Comments

EndoControl, the French company specializing in advanced laparoscopy just experienced its first success with the new application for their ViKY® robot: a Uterus Positioner. On July 22nd for the first time in Europe, ViKY® was used in combination with the da Vinci surgical robot.

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Hand Instruments For LESS

August 13, 2010 6:53 am | 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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