Topic: Emerging Technology

Efficacy of Laparoscopic Saline Coupled Radiofrequency Electro-surgery Device in Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery

Ramanathan M Seshadri, MD, David J Niemeyer, MD, Ryan Z Swan, MD, David Sindram, MD, PhD, David A Iannitti, MD, John B Martinie, MD. Carolinas Medical Center. Introduction: Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery has become standard of care in many well established tertiary care facilities across the country and the world. Early recovery, shorter hospital stay […]

A Novel Robotic Platform for Autonomous MRI-Guided Interventions

M Anvari, N Duchesne, T Fielding, K G Chan, P D Bevan, T Chapman. Center for Surgical Invention and Innovation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Objective: The IGAR (Image Guided Autonomous Robot) is a novel robotic technology that facilitates image-guided medical interventions. The IGAR’s high level of accuracy and MR environment compatibility enable early detection, diagnosis, and […]

Evaluation of Early Wound Healing in Gastrojejunostomies and Colocolostomies Formed Using a Novel Three Row Variable Height Circular Stapler in Canines

Marisha L Godek, PhD, MS, Elizabeth Contini, Andrew Miesse, MS, Patrick Mozdzierz, Michael Soltz, PhD, Dwight G Bronson, MS. Covidien Surgical Solutions. Objective: The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate a novel three row variable height circular surgical stapler in sites with similar (colocolonic) and non-similar (gastrojejunic) thicknesses of apposed tissue and to allow […]

An Improved Mesh Fixation Device That May End the Debate About Suture Fixation – Pre-clinical experience of using the FasTouch(tm)

David Earle, MD, FACS, Brian Jacob, MD, Karl LeBlanc, MD. Baystate Medical Center. Objective of the technology: Despite advantages of the laparoscopic approach to ventral hernia repair, the majority of ventral hernias are repaired in an open fashion. This is partly due to technical difficulties of adequate mesh fixation.  Additionally, there is still debate over […]

Laparoscopic Simulator

JJ Pierce, Kara Boatwright, Trevor Cowan, Lance Jones, Seth Munger, Zach Romney, Terri Bateman, Brady Woolford. Brigham Young University. The need exists for a fixture that can simulate real intra-abdominal conditions during the early stages of benchmarking, developing, and testing of new innovative products and procedures for laparoscopy. Therefore, a senior engineering team at Brigham […]

i-LID – Instrument-driven Laparoscopic Image Display

Francois I Luks, MD, Austin Y Ha, Derek L Merck, PhD, Eleanor A Fallon, MD, Sean S Ciullo, MD. Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Objective: Despite the many advantages of minimally invasive surgery (MIS), traditional image display has a substantial limitation: the dependence of the entire surgical team on a single telescope viewpoint. This […]

The use of the Spy Elite Intraoperative Perfusion Assessment System (intraoperative laser fluorescence angiography) to determine bowel perfusion in the morbidly obese patient.

Steven C Tizio, MD, Marisela Messenger, RN, BSN, MBA, Seema Izfar, MD, Mario Alcantara, MD, James C Connaughton, MD, Jaime Mayoral, MD. Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio. Objective of the technology or device:  Increased mesenteric fat is a risk factor for anastomotic dehiscence, which may be due to decreased perfusion. Morbid obesity has been […]

Evaluation of a Wireless Hands-Free Surgical Pointer for Surgical Instruction

K L Siroen, RVT, MLAT, S Hossain, B, MSc, C D W Ward, MESc, A L Trejos, PhD, R V Patel, PhD, PEng, FRSC, FCAE, FIEEE, FASME, FIET, FEIC, M D Naish, PhD, PEng, C M Schlachta, BSc, Hons, MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS. Lawson Health Research Institute, CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics),Western University, […]

Comparing visual-spatial task ability using monoscopic and stereoscopic views in medical data

Marisol Martinez Escobar, Bethany Junke, Joseph Holub, Eliot Winer, PhD. Iowa State University. The dramatic rise in the use of digital medical imaging technologies like Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allow medical professionals to see inside their patients like never before. Software products are available that allow this data to be viewed […]

Development of a low-cost, high-resolution, open-source laparoscopic tracking platform

Brian Carrillo, Ahmed Nasr, Maeve O Trudeau, Ted Gerstle, Georges Azzie. Hospital for Sick Children, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Toronto. Introduction: Our objective was to create a low-cost, high-fidelity laparoscopic tool tracking system that would be incorporated into our previously developed Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery (PLS) simulator. In an effort to encourage dissemination […]

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