Expandable Tissue Anchors
USGI Medical designed the Incisionless Operating Platform™ (IOP) to enable Incisionless Surgery. Combining the flexibility of endoscopy with the therapeutic benefit of laparoscopy, the IOP offers a stable operating platform, access for multiple, robust, flexible surgical tools and durable Expandable Tissue Anchors to predictably approximate and permanently affix tissue, important requirements for Incisionless Surgery that traditional endoscopes and endoscopic instruments do not provide.
The IOP incorporates the TransPort™ Operating Platform and instruments for cutting, suturing and grasping tissue. The surgeon advances the TransPort into the body in its flexible state to conform to the patients anatomy, the surgeon uses an endscope and various tools though the TransPorts four operating channels to steer the end of the device to visualize a site, and perform surgery with control and efficiency.