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Boehringer Laboratories, Inc. Announces Live Surgery Using Innovative System to Calibrate Sleeve Gastrectomy
Date:9/13/2014

Phoenixville, PA (PRWEB) September 13, 2014

Boehringer Laboratories Inc., with a forty year history of medical device innovations, is proud to announce the successful broadcast of a live surgery by St. Luke’s University Health Network bariatric surgeons Leonardo Claros, MD, FACS, FAMBS, and Maher El Chaar, MD, FACS, FAMBS, using the ViSiGi 3D™ Sleeve Gastrectomy Calibration System.

This sleeve gastrectomy surgery was performed and broadcast live for a postgraduate course of more than four hundred surgeons from around the world during the 5th International Consensus Summit for Sleeve Gastrectomy (ICSSG) and 19th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO2014).

ViSiGi 3D™ is the first system specifically designed to aid in the crucial visualization and calibration of the stapling required to effectively perform these procedures. Its innovative design mitigates some of the more common risks, saves OR time and replaces multiple devices, according to Dr. Claros. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the most prevalent and fastest growing surgical intervention for the treatment of obesity in the United States, he said.

“We have been using the ViSiGi 3d™system regularly in our surgeries, as the system helps to better delineate the gastric area to be transected,” said Dr. Claros. “This translates into a safer procedure because we are always aware of the location of the calibration tube.”

St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, PA was only one of a handful of sites worldwide chosen to be part of this important scientific training symposium. The state of the art facilities and operating theaters at St. Luke’s Allentown Campus make this hospital a destination of choice for the streaming of live high definition video feeds worldwide. With the ability to see all aspects of an ongoing surgery, these broadcasts are invaluable to improving clinical techniques.

About St. Luke’s Allentown Campus and St. Luke’s Hospital University Health Network:
St. Luke’s Allentown Campus is one of six hospitals that comprise the St. Luke’s University Health Network, a non-profit system in northeastern Pennsylvania. The additional five hospitals in the system include St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem (Bethlehem, PA); St. Luke’s Anderson Campus (Easton, PA); St. Luke’s Miners Campus (Coaldale, PA); St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus (Quakertown, PA) and St. Luke’s Warren Campus (Phillipsburg, NJ). The Network includes more than 125 employed physician primary care and specialty practices; outpatient testing and service sites; regional medical school campus; home health, inpatient and outpatient hospice care; the largest hospital-based EMS unit in Pennsylvania and other health services. St. Luke’s community outreach programs exist in Schuylkill, Monroe, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties and serve more than 130,000 at risk children and adults each year.

Leonardo Claros, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is the Chief, Bariatric section and Director of the Bariatric and Weight Management Program and Maher El Chaar, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is his Co-Director at the St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional leader in providing state of the art bariatric, metabolic and weight loss management for the obese population in the northeastern Pennsylvania. The Network’s bariatric program is located at St. Luke’s Allentown Campus.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12164319.htm.


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