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Surgeons Use USGI Medical's Incisionless Operating Platform to Reduce Pouch, Stoma Size in Gastric Bypass Patients

...ditional endoscopes and endoscopic instruments do not provide. The IOP incorporates the TransPort(TM) 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 patient's anatomy, the surgeon uses an ...

Robot improves suture proficiency more rapidly for surgeons inexperienced in laparoscopic techniques

...arn and results in improved outcomes compared with suturing done via traditional, "open" surgery or with freehand laparoscopy. Laparoscopic suturing a minimally invasive operation in which suturing is performed using an instrument that is inserted ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ValveXchange's Pioneering Heart Valve Technology for Unique Long-term Management and Future Replacement Advantages

... in place: this confers maximum ease and flexibility for surgical implant. In the future, this can also allow the possibility of staples or mechanized suturing to be employed. While the early part of ValveXchange's research was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the company actively se...

Hop the Trolley for DNA's 27th Annual Conference

...n on varying topics, including an overview of lasers in dermatology; skin cancer surgery and reconstruction; patient education in dermatology clinics; suturing tips and techniques; and an overview, trends and the latest superbugs in infectious disease and antibiotic resistance. Attendees can earn cont...

Plastic Surgery Journal Shows New Groundbreaking Genital Cosmetic Procedure for Women to be Successful

...nderwent surgery for aesthetics and discomfort. The technique involves removing a "V" from the most protuberant portion of each labium, then precisely suturing the ends together to give a normal and natural appearance with virtually no scars. "If a woman considers her labia enlarged or 'deformed,' she...

David B. Samadi, MD, Demonstrates Robotic Prostate Surgery During Live Webcast, August 13, 2008

...e surgery] is made possible with highly magnified visual enhancement technology in a bloodless field. This allows for greater precision in cutting and suturing with far less trauma to surrounding tissue, delicate nerve sparing, minimal blood loss, reduced risk of infection, and faster recovery. Patients expe...

Patch Helps Mend Damaged Hearts

...d by a heart attack or heart failure has done well in animal studies and preliminary human trials. The patch is made of vicryl, a material used for suturing injured tissue that is later absorbed by the body, explained Jordan J. Lancaster, a predoctoral fellow at the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center in Tu...

Renowned Iowa Orthopaedic Surgeon, John Albright, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

...s been awarded several AOSSM awards for excellence in research, leadership and teaching; held a U.S. patent for an arthroscopic double-barrel meniscus suturing device; developed several innovative surgical techniques for knee problems; developed the Iowa knee brace and a hamstring proprioception-based pivot-...

Worldwide Surgery Rates Tied to Economic Status

...t. Dr. Thomas Weiser, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and his colleagues defined major surgeries as any incision, excision, manipulation or suturing of tissue occurring in an operating room and requiring local or general anesthesia or profound sedation to control pain. They analyzed surgical data f...

NeoMend Receives FDA Panel's Recommendation for Approval of ProGEL(TM) Surgical Sealant

... lung cancer treatment centers in the U.S. At the end of surgery in which a portion of the lung is removed, the surgeon would use standard techniques, suturing or stapling, to seal any air leaks that were present. Patients were then randomized to either a control group, who received no further treatment, or t...
Suturing in Medical Products

ENDO STITCHtrade; Short 10 mm Suturing Device

Description: The Endo Stitch™ single use suturing device has application in endoscopic surgery for the placement of interrupted or running stitches in soft tissues. The Endo Stitch™ single use suturing device is available in 2 sizes: 10mm and 10mm short with the choice of 4 suture materials: Surgida...
Company:Autosuture

ENDO STITCHtrade; 10 mm Suturing Device

Description: The Auto Suture™ ENDO STITCH™ device is designed for introduction and use through all appropriately sized Auto Suture™ trocar sleeves or larger sized trocar sleeves with the use of a converter. The Auto Suture™ ENDO STITCH™ 10 mm single use suturing device has two j...
Company:Autosuture

Suture Assistant - Endoscopic Suturing Device

Description: The Suture Assistant is a sterile, single-patient-use instrument designed to assist endoscopically in approximating tissue, and in placing a suture and a secure knot intracorporeally -- just push a button to tie a secure intracorporeal knot. It is designed for use with the ENDOPATH 5mm trocars o...
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

Inteq® TFCC Small Joint Suturing System

Description: The Inteq TFCC small joint suturing system facilitates suturing of the triangular fibrocartilage complex to the dorsal capsule when peripheral separation has occurred. The Inteq system should be used in conjunction with the small joint suture hook handle....
Company:Linvatec Corporation (now ConMed)

Sanders-Castroviejo Suturing Forceps

Description: Straight, heavy shafts with 0.12 mm teeth and 5.5 mm tying platform. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Stern-Castroviejo Suturing Forceps

Description: Straight shafts with 0.5 mm teeth and 6 mm tying platform. Wide serrated handle with thumb catch lock and polished finish....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Castroviejo Suturing Forceps

Description: Angled 45 degree shafts with 0.5 teeth and 6 mm tying platform. Polished finish....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Fine-Castroviejo Suturing Forceps

Description: Straight shafts with polished finish. Teeth: 0.12 mm. Tying platform: 5.0 mm. Wide Serrated....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Storz Bonn Suturing Forceps

Description: Straight shafts with 0.12 mm teeth and 5 mm tying platform. Serrated handle with polished finish. Most popular size or model....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Bonn Suturing Forceps

Description: Straight shafts with 0.12 mm teeth and tying platform. Serrated handle with polished finish....
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

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Suturing in Medical Dictionary

Suture

...from. Definition of suture from Webster's New World College Dictionary. Meaning of suture . ... a single loop or knot of such material made in suturing ... Medical supplies, surgical supplies, diagnostic tests, wound care, syringes, latex gloves, exam room equipment, IV administration, hypodermi...
Suturing in Biological News

Surgeons with video game skill appear to perform better in simulated surgery skills course

...ents and 12 attending physicians) about their video game–playing habits, then assessed their performance at the Rosser Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills and suturing Program, a one-and-a-half day course that scores surgeons on time and errors during simulated surgery drills. During the study, conducted from May th...

Computer scientists unravel 'language of surgery'

...l Science Foundation grant, has yielded promising early results in modeling suturing work. The researchers performed the suturing with the help of a robotic surgical device, which recorded the movements an...

An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels

...and a professor, by courtesy, of chemistry and of materials science and engineering. "It's a strong, stretchy material." That makes it able to survive suturing during surgery. The biocompatible hydrogel is transparent and permeable to nutrients, including glucose, the cornea's favorite food. Collaborators...
Suturing in Biological Technology

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals announces launch of Quill SRS product codes for laparoscopic gynecology procedures

...e. A second advantage is to minimize or eliminate the need for a third hand to maintain tension on the suture as typically required with a traditional suturing technique in order to deal with tissue recoil. A third advantage of Quill SRS is that the even distribution of tension and its ability to maintain the...

Studies Show USGI Medical's EndoSurgical Operating System(TM) Enables Incisionless Surgery to Reduce Gastric Pouch and Stoma After Gastric Bypass

...platform to enhance surgical precision and control; allows the use of multiple, robust instruments for two-handed operation and enables rapid, durable suturing for tissue folding and wound closure. About USGI Medical USGI Medical is the leader in Incisionless Surgery. USGI's EndoSurgical Operating System(...

USGI Medical Licenses Incisionless Surgery Technology to Intuitive Surgical

...ance surgical precision and control -- Allows the use of multiple, robust instruments much like in laparoscopy -- Enables rapid, durable suturing and wound closure The EOS includes the TransPort(TM) Multi-lumen Operating Platform, the g-Prox(R) Tissue Grasper and Approximation Device, expandab...

ES Vascular Receives CE Mark for its First Aortic Stapler for End-to-End Anastomosis Between Synthetic Grafts and Aorta During Open Repair of Aortic Aneurysmal and Occlusive Disease

...ts Open Aortic Stapler (OAS) system for mechanical suturing technology of aortic synthetic grafts during open ...e disease, replacing lengthy and cumbersome manual suturing in these major procedures. "We are very pleased ...thetic graft. The staples form a pseudo-continuous suturing line, firmly attaching the graft to the aorta. The...

Cardica's C-Port(R) Flex A Anastomosis System Allows Surgeons to Perform Revolutionary Closed-Chest Heart Bypass Surgeries

...in the left chest, which allowed the patient to resume physical therapy for his hip the following day. "Just as the advent of endoscopic stapling and suturing devices made laparoscopic surgery commonplace for abdominal surgeries, the Flex A system overcomes the most significant limitation in robot-assisted b...

Angiotech announces additional diameters of sutures to further expand its Quill(TM) SRS PDO product line

...nt time savings, especially in suture intensive procedures Enhanced procedural techniques: - Allows closure of difficult wounds - Enables suturing in tight places - Allows the surgeon to control tension Note on Forward Looking Statements Statements contained in this press release that are n...

Vector Surgical hopes to turn frustration into faster surgeries

...single-use device that helps surgeons orient excised tissue in cancer-related surgical procedures much more quickly than they can with the traditional suturing method. Usually a surgeon will indicate the original position of excised tissue with sutures to ensure that enough area is cut away and removed. With ...

Medical technology firm lands $100K federal grant

... a series of new, biologically-compatible products with better adhesive properties than anything on the market. The most common closure methods are suturing and stapling, but Nerites is developing degradable tissue adhesives that eliminate the need for removal of the wound-closure device. Its products a...
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