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MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

Gemini Plus Headlight

July 23, 2014 6:31 pm | Vitalcor, Inc. | Products

The Gemini Plus Headlight. The spot size has been increased to 140 mm and the improved optics creates a brighter light regardless of the light source. The encapsulated ultra-low-profile design does not interfere with surgical loupes and allows surgeons to work closely without bumping headlights. The headlight weighs 8 ounces and features two easy –to-use controls for spot size and lens adjustment. The sweatbands are removable and replaceable.

LISTED UNDER: Fiberoptic Light Sources | Surgical Headlights | Fiberoptic Light Sources

2014 ESP Award Submission: Vascular Grafts Merge Material Benefits

July 22, 2014 12:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maquet offers their FUSION Bioline heparin-coated vascular grafts, which the company feels merges the benefits of ePTFE and PET with a unique heparin coating to enhance graft performance and address surgeon needs. The dual-layer construction offers enhanced handling, thrombo-resistance and minimal suture hole bleeding.

LISTED UNDER: MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

2014 ESP Award Submission: Reinforced Reload With Tri-Staple Technology

July 11, 2014 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology from Covidien is positioned as the only endo stapler currently in the market with a preloaded buttress material that can save time and reduce waste in the OR.                                                                                                                                        

LISTED UNDER: INSTRUMENTATION | MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
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RealTcut Offers Advanced Materials For Surgical Training

June 27, 2014 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new research objective could offer another virtual training option for surgeons. The long-term aim is to develop real-time simulators tol help train surgeons and enhance surgical planning. By constructing virtual, ‘in silico’ replicas of the patients, such tools have the potential to reduce errors and post-operative complications, and could eventually lead to robot-assisted and robot-led surgery.

LISTED UNDER: Min Robotic Surgery

Single-Channel Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Videoscope

June 6, 2014 9:07 am | by Olympus Medical Systems Group | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The GIF-1TH190, by Olympus Medical Systems Group, is the first single-channel therapeutic gastrointestinal videoscope to offer both high-definition (HD) and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI).

LISTED UNDER: Gastroscopes

ENDOPATH Probe Plus II Electrosurgery System

April 25, 2014 8:44 am | by Megadyne Medical Products | Megadyne Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ENDOPATH Probe Plus II Electrosurgery System from Megadyne Medical Products provides greater utility from a single laparoscopic device by combining monopolar electrosurgical capabilities with a suction irrigator. It is for use in minimally-invasive procedures to facilitate tissue dissection, coagulation, irrigation, and fluid evacuation through a common trocar sleeve. 

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

ENDOPATH Probe Plus II Electrosurgery System

March 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Megadyne Medical Products | Megadyne Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ENDOPATH Probe Plus II Electrosurgery System from Megadyne Medical Products provides greater utility from a single laparoscopic device by combining monopolar electrosurgical capabilities with a suction irrigator.  It is for use in minimally-invasive procedures to facilitate tissue dissection, coagulation, irrigation, and fluid evacuation through a common trocar sleeve.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar

November 22, 2013 10:40 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The introduction of the Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar is the newest addition to the wide offering of Covidien access products. It offers surgeons visualization during trocar placement to help clinicians minimize the risk of trocar injuries. It shares the same proprietary cannula design as the rest of Covidien’s optical and bladeless trocar family, offering excellent fixation for port security and stability.

LISTED UNDER: Trocars
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THIRD PLACE (VISUALIZATION & COMMUNICATION) -- Olympus's HD 3D Video Laparoscope

November 7, 2013 2:44 pm | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D from Olympus is the world’s only articulating HD 3D video laparoscope that delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy, and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping, and suturing (compared with traditional 2D surgical systems).

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopes

Single-Use Laryngoscope

November 4, 2013 9:59 am | by OBP Medical | Obp Medical | Product Releases | Comments

OBP Medical’s SURE-SCOPE is a single-use laryngoscope with built-in, hands-free, single-use LED light source. The ready-to-use device eliminates the time and expense of reprocessing and reduces the risk of cross-contamination in the medical setting by obsoleting reusable light sources, handles, and blades.

LISTED UNDER: Laryngoscopes

Cosgrove Mitral Valve Retractor System

October 30, 2013 9:28 am | by Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. offers the Cosgrove Mitral Valve Retractor System. According to the company, can be mounted on virtually any chest spreader, i.e. the Cooley Sternum Retractor, Ankeney Retractor, Morris Chest Spreader, and Finochietto Chest Spreader, as well as on most other retractors via custom attachment by Kapp. Furthermore, it exceptional exposure for right and left atrium.

LISTED UNDER: Retractor Holders, Systems

Fuse Endoscope System

October 24, 2013 10:06 am | by EndoChoice | Product Releases | Comments

EndoChoice’s Fuse endoscope system is a proprietary arrangement of three small cameras on a flexible GI endoscope. By using three cameras, the Fuse system allows doctors to see nearly twice as much surface area as they can with traditional endoscopes that only use one camera. Because of folds that occur naturally in the colon and stomach anatomy, problem areas can easily go undetected when using traditional endoscopes. The Fuse system allows GI doctors to see more.

LISTED UNDER: Flexible Endoscopes

HD 3D Video Laparoscope

October 18, 2013 9:36 am | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D from Olympus is the world’s only articulating HD 3D video laparoscope that delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy, and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping, and suturing (compared with traditional 2D surgical systems). This is accomplished by restoring natural 3D vision and depth perception when performing laparoscopic procedures and is independent of a surgeon’s skill level.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopes

Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar

October 3, 2013 10:41 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The introduction of the Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar is the newest addition to the wide offering of Covidien access products. It offers surgeons visualization during trocar placement to help clinicians minimize the risk of trocar injuries. It shares the same proprietary cannula design as the rest of Covidien’s optical and bladeless trocar family, offering excellent fixation for port security and stability.

LISTED UNDER: Trocars

FloShield

September 27, 2013 10:19 am | by Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

FloShield, from Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., is an all-in-one, comprehensive solution in maintaining laparoscopic visual clarity. FloShield facilitates a consistent, clear image during surgery while virtually eliminating the need to remove the scope from the patient’s body. The FloShield Plus system addresses a critical unsolved problem in laparoscopic visualization: debris and condensation settling on the end of the scope that obscures vision and requires frequent interruptions for scope removal and manual cleaning.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopes

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