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PolyTouch Medical Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS as Medical Advisor
Date:4/26/2010

MISGAV, Israel, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyTouch Medical Ltd., a leading developer of hernia mesh placement technologies, announced today that it has appointed Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS as Medical Advisor.

Dr. Karl LeBlanc, past president of the American Hernia Society, is a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. LeBlanc performed the first laparoscopic hernia repair in 1991 and has since written three medical texts and has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed medical literature; he has played a major role in changing the surgical approach to hernia treatment and the use of laparoscopic techniques.

He is internationally known for the instruction of surgeons in the new techniques that he has pioneered. In addition to the above, Dr. LeBlanc is currently teaching minimally invasive techniques such as the newer, single-incision laparoscopic surgery and natural orifice surgery.

Dr. LeBlanc is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of the University of Southwest Louisiana. He completed medical school, internship, and residency at Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center in Shreveport and holds an MBA from LSU. LeBlanc is a Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute in Baton Rouge, La., and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

"Dr. LeBlanc performed the first laparoscopic hernia repairs back in 1991 and, in my opinion, is
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