Navigation Links
Olympus Introduces World's First Autoclavable 5mm HD Deflectable Videolaparoscope
Date:10/25/2011

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus America Inc. introduced a new surgical imaging platform, VISERA ELITE, and a new 5mm HD deflectable videolaparoscope, the ENDOEYE FLEX 5, today at the American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco. The VISERA ELITE platform is equipped with HDTV imaging capability and advanced image processing to provide the best possible image for Olympus surgical scopes across multiple specialties.

The ENDOEYE FLEX 5 offers HD resolution in a 5mm diameter scope. The device uses digital-chip technology to place the camera on the tip of the scope, delivering high-quality, bright images and enabling doctors to see fine details during surgical procedures. Additionally, the scope allows for 100 degree angulation in all directions providing complete visualization of complex anatomical structures. The deflectable tip on the ENDOEYE FLEX 5 offers surgeons the flexibility to change the direction of view giving them a new way to observe the anatomy. It also minimizes potential collisions between instruments, which is common when operating in narrow spaces in procedures like single-site surgery, helping to ensure intra-abdominal triangulation. Finally, the ENDOEYE FLEX 5 is autoclavable which can result in significant reprocessing cost savings for the hospital.

The ENDOEYE FLEX 5 is well-positioned to meet the needs of surgeons adopting advanced surgical techniques in a wide range of bariatric, thoracic, colorectal and other specialties, including the single-site surgery approach. Olympus offers a system solution for single-site surgery, comprised of access, visualization and instrumentation. In Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site (LESS) surgery, the TriPort+ access system is placed into an umbilical incision allowing single-port access for up to four instruments. The ENDOEYE FLEX 5 allows the surgeon to get the desired view and position the scope away from the instruments. After the procedure, the surgeon removes the port, allowing the natural contours of the bellybutton to help hide the small surgical incision. Single-site surgery has the potential to result in improved cosmesis for patients over traditional open surgery.  

"Our aim as a leading global healthcare company is not only to design our products using cutting-edge technology, but also to ensure that our medical products contribute to a healthier and happier way of life for people worldwide," commented Luke Calcraft, President and COO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas. "Now in its 5th generation, Olympus' ENDOEYE FLEX 5 and Visera Elite platform further strengthen Olympus' portfolio of surgical products by enhancing the performance and functionality for surgeons."

The VISERA ELITE surgical platform is compatible with Olympus' ENDOALPHA, Surgical Integration Solution. ENDOALPHA simplifies OR workflow in a simple, seamless, efficient and effective manner – offering central room control to access preset profiles, selection of surgery scenes and instant customization.

While there is still much to be learned, single port laparoscopy represents the next step in minimally invasive surgery. Not all patients will be candidates for single incision (single port) surgery. Also, for some patients additional incisions or open surgery may be required. For additional information on Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site surgery (LESS), please visit: http://www.olympusamerica.com/LESS/.

About Olympus Medical Systems Group

Olympus develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve outcomes and enhance quality of life for their patients. By enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare.

For more information visit Olympus at www.olympusamerica.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Olympus America Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Olympus Biotech Names Oliver Burckhardt to President North America
2. Gumz to Retire as President and CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas
3. Stryker Completes Sale of OP-1 for use in Orthopaedic Bone Applications to Olympus
4. Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell OP-1 for Use in Orthopaedic Bone Applications to Olympus
5. Olympus Launches 2011 National Innovation Awards Program
6. Olympus America Licenses Digital Pathology Patents to BioImagene, Inc.
7. Omnyx Licenses Olympus Digital Pathology Patents
8. Top Plastic Surgeon Introduces Worlds First VECTRA XT 3D Imaging Solution
9. Invuity Introduces Advanced Illuminated Surgical System for Breast Procedures
10. Colorcon, Inc. Introduces Opadry® 200 Optimized Performance Film Coatings
11. Quest Introduces Its Next Generation AlphaView 4MP Medical LCD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... -- MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the ... entitled "High doses of biotin in progressive multiple sclerosis: extension ... Professor Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator of the Phase ... of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, Denmark . ... place on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:45 to 16:15 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016 Niederländische ... gebracht, die es Ärzten erlaubt, ihre Expertise weltweit ... MDLinking kombiniert Live Streaming mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion und ... kommunizieren. Mediziner in Europa, Afrika, Asien und den ... für die Plattform registriert. Information und ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016   , ... non-inferiority in overall bowel cleansing and superiority in ... leansing of the ... ) , Norgine B.V. today announced new positive data ... and ascorbate bowel preparation) versus standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... ... city where’s it’s easy to spot the neon lights of chains serving fast food, one ... a taste for real food. , On May 13, the Best Western Plus ... restaurant focusing on dishes made by hand with wholesome, organic ingredients that are sourced locally ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... An influential resource amongst nurses and professionals in the ... on the variety of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in so many different ... has gone from being in a major recession to one of the hottest growing ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Beleza Medspa has initiated a new ... This is the first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for more than ... to ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based tape method. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after the Federal Reserve’s ... interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia ... (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for their noise potential,” Dhawan ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... property (IP) to its specialty academic programs. , Answering to the increasing demand ... certificate programs in health law, and environmental and land use law. ,  , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):