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|Teleflex Launches New Second-Generation 2.9 mm Percuvance® System – A Breakthrough Advance that Makes Percutaneous Approach to Laparoscopic Procedures Even Less Invasive|
First U.S. Clinical Laparoscopic Procedure with New Percuvance®
System Performed at the
Teleflex Launches Ambitious Efforts to Accelerate Growing Acceptance Worldwide of Percutaneous Laparoscopy Now Performed in 14 Countries
The initial sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and
laparoscopic gastric band removal procedures were performed by Dr.
“These are increasingly common but often challenging procedures,” said Dr. Portenier. “Our experiences with the new system are consistent with other clinical studies, which showed that its handling and functionality were similar to standard 5-mm laparoscopic instrumentation. Further research will determine whether the system’s smaller incisions could potentially demonstrate improvements in patient pain, cosmesis, and satisfaction.”
The second-generation, 2.9 mm Percuvance System features additional interchangeable 5mm tool tips and a new quick-connect system to facilitate fast and secure tool-tip changes outside of the body. The system has the performance and versatility for use in common and advanced general laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, upper gastrointestinal, gastric, bariatric, colorectal and hernia. It enables surgeons to eliminate one or more additional trocars from their laparoscopic procedures versus the first-generation device while delivering the outcomes and performance they expect from their traditional laparoscopic devices.
The first generation Percuvance System has been used by more than 150
surgeons in the U.S. and EMEA since
“Our second-generation Percuvance System represents a significant
advancement in the ongoing and perpetual evolution of minimally invasive
surgery and is demonstrative of Teleflex’s unwavering commitment to
Percutaneous Laparoscopy: The next stage in the evolution of MIS
Traditional laparoscopic surgery revolutionized surgical practices more than 30 years ago, and approximately 3 million laparoscopic procedures are performed each year in the US1. Since the early 2000s, new technologies and devices have been introduced with the goal of making these surgeries increasingly less invasive. None, however, has yet to become widely accepted in general practice for common laparoscopic procedures.
Percutaneous laparoscopy is a new category of laparoscopic surgery
“No matter what the surgery, patients generally prefer and are more
satisfied with smaller incisions,” said Dr.
The Percuvance System has a short learning curve and requires few adjustments to surgeons’ current techniques. In addition, it does not have the high costs associated with capital, service and fully disposable technologies.
About the Percuvance® System
Teleflex’s Percuvance® Percutaneous Surgical System is a family of instruments used to perform laparoscopic procedures. It includes components that introduce a variety of instrument configurations into the abdominal cavity and requires a smaller incision site than traditional laparoscopic surgery. It offers reusable handles and seven disposable 5 mm interchangeable tool tips, which include graspers, scissors, dissector, electrocautery tools, and a Weck® Hem-o-lok® Polymer Ligation Clip Applier. Unlike some other laparoscopic devices, the Percuvance® System affords a percutaneous insertion into the patient without the use of an insertion trocar. The Percuvance® Percutaneous Surgical System with 5 mm attachments is indicated for the means to penetrate soft tissue to access certain areas of the abdomen. The systems are used to grasp, manipulate, cut, cauterize, and deliver Hem-o-lok System ligating clips to soft tissue during laparoscopic surgery.
Teleflex Portfolio of Percutaneous Solutions
The Percuvance System complements another key product, the MiniLap® Percutaneous Surgical System, in Teleflex’s growing portfolio of innovative yet practical solutions for percutaneous laparoscopy. The MiniLap System provides delivery and function through fully integrated and disposable 2.3 and 2.4 mm devices. Like the Percuvance System, the MiniLap System does not require a trocar for initial access and makes minimally invasive procedures even less invasive for procedures where common retraction, manipulation, and monopolar energy are required.
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