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Laparoscopic Instrument Mimics Human Finger

February 16, 2011 4:53 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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Laparoscopic Safety Monitoring System

February 16, 2011 4:52 am | Encision Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Encision's ACTIVE ELECTRODE MONITORING (AEM®) system with enTouch® Surgical Handles is a laparoscopic safety system that continuously monitors the company’s monopolar laparoscopic instruments during surgery to eliminate the risk of stray energy burn injury to patients during laparoscopy.

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Surgical System For Flexible Laparoscopy

January 19, 2011 5:59 am | Transenterix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TransEnterix introduces its SPIDER™ Surgical System. With the new medical device, the company looks to a new category of minimally invasive surgery called flexible laparoscopy that incorporates the hands-on dexterity of open surgery with flexible instrumentation of endovascular surgery and the skills and procedures of traditional laparoscopic skills and procedures.

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Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit 

January 19, 2011 5:56 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc. introduces its new line of advanced 5mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a Incision Laparoscopy Kit (SILK). The trocar has an integrated elastomeric, stretchable cannula system that goes in elongated and self adjusts to accommodate the patient’ abdominal wall thickness.

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Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit

November 30, 2010 4:39 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc.  introduces its new line of advanced 5 mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit (SILK). The trocar has an integrated elastomeric, stretchable cannula system that goes in elongated and self adjusts to accommodate the patient’ abdominal wall thickness.

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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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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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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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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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