Israel's PolyTouch Medical has received FDA clearance to market its PatchAssist laparoscopic hernia mesh placement device, Medgadget recently reported. The tool was developed to allow surgeons a more predictable and standardized approach to apply hernia patches.

Realizing the need for an accurate and easy mesh deployment and placement technique, PolyTouch Medical has developed PatchAssist, a novel mesh deployment and placement technique for laparoscopic hernia repair.

PatchAssist easily unfolds the mesh inside the abdominal cavity, accurately places the mesh over the hernia defect and enables surgeon to verify the mesh position before attachment is made.

Patch Assist does not change laparoscopic techniques used today by surgeons, rather it eliminates manual, complicated, and time consuming tasks.

Features include:

  • Accurate mesh positioning reduces the risk of hernia recurrence.
  • Quicker mesh deployment and placement reduces operation time by 30% - 50%.
  • Simplified current laparoscopic technique and rapid adoption.

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