Topic: Emerging Technology

Concept of Solo-Surgery using a Locally Operated Detachable End-effector Manipulator to support endoscopic surgery

Yuji Nishizawa, PhD, Toshikazu Kawai, PhD, Tatsuo Nakamura, PhD, Masao Fujiwara, PhD, Keiichi Okano, PhD, Yasuyuki Suzuki, PhD. Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University. [Background] Among the recent advances in endoscopic surgery, Solo-Surgery can now be performed with high accuracy because of improvements in surgical techniques. However, to further generalize this surgical […]

Objective assessment of the suture ligature method for the laparoscopic intestinal anastomosis model using a new computerized system

Munenori Uemura, MMedSci, Makoto Yamashita, Morimasa Tomikawa, MD, PhD, FACS, Satoshi Oabata, MD, Ryota Souzaki, MD, PhD, Satoshi Ieiri, MD, PhD, Kenoki Ohuchida, MD, PhD, Noriyuki Matsuoka, Tamotsu Katayama, Makoto Hashizume, MD, PhD, FACS. Kyushu Univeristy. Background The purpose of this study was to develop a new objective assessment system for the suture ligature method employed […]

A New Endoluminal Platform For Endoscopic Removal of Difficult Colonic Lesions: Initial Clinical Experience.

Sergey V Kantsevoy, MD, PhD, Marianne Bitner, CRNA, B R Liu, MD, PhD, Gregory Piskun, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new platform facilitating endoscopic removal of large and flat colonic lesions. DESCRIPTION OF THE TECHNOLOGY: LumenR retractor system consists of an expandable and […]

Endoluminal Vacuum Therapy for Ivor-Lewis Anastomatic Leaks: A Pilot Study in a Swine Model

Rachel B Scott, DO, Laura H Rosenberger, MD, Lane A Ritter, MD, Amber L Shada, MD, Sanford H Feldman, DVM, PhD, Mark J Mentrikoski, MD, Daniel E Kleiner, MD. Western Connecticut Health Network, Department of Surgery; University of Virginia Health System, Department of Surgery. Objective of the technology or device Our study looked at the […]

A Novel Tool for Meeting Infection Control Recommendations and Reducing Risks of Environmental Cross Transmission during Endoscopic GI Procedures: The ENDODRAPE Endoscopy Containment Systems

Thomas E Szymczak, PT, Safety, Consultant, President, Thomas J Small, MD, General, Surgeon, Medical, Director. Vortek Surgical, Indianapolis, IN. INTRODUCTION Encountering GI bacteria, bloodborne pathogens, and OPIM is predictable and preventable during endoscopic GI procedures.  As many of the most infectious, environmentally-transmitted bacteria originate from the GI tract, effective management is of critical importance.  However, […]

Single-incision laparoscopic approach to ileal lipoma

Masami Maeda, MD, Yuji Nishizawa, PhD, Takayuki Fujii, MD, Akihiro Kondo, MD, Masao Fujiwara, PhD, Keiichi Okano, PhD, Yasuyuki Suzuki, PhD. Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kagawa University, Japan. INTRODUCTION Some minimally invasive techniques have been introduced in order to decrease morbidities related to standard laparoscopic procedures. Meanwhile, recent advances in small bowel endoscopy have facilitated […]

Use of the exoscope (VITOM) for open transthoracic repair of recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula in a child: Enhanced visualization and documentation of uncommon cases in pediatric surgery

Philip K Frykman, MD, PhD, MBA, Scott S Short, MD, George Berci, MD. Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Objectives:  To highlight the use of exoscopy using the video telescopic operative microscope VITOM®  (Karl Storz Endoscopy) in management of a child with a recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF).  The VITOM is an […]

Comparison of the long-term health-related quality of life between peroral endoscopic myotomy and laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia

Mingtian Wei, MD, Hang Yi, MD, Zongguan Zhou, MD, Bing Hu, MD, Ziqiang Wang, MD. Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University. Background: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), as a novel less invasive technique, has been proved effective and safe in the treatment of achalasia, when compared to standard laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM). The […]

Intracorporeal End-to-Side Esophagojejunostomy using Lap-Jack : A New Type of Laparoscopic Purse-string Suture Instrument

Chang Min Lee, MD, Sang-Yong Son, MD, Do-Hyun Jeong, MD, Sang-Hoon Ahn, MD, Do Joong Park, MD, PhD, Hyung-Ho Kim, MD, PhD. Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Objective of the technology or device: The purpose of this study was to show the feasibility of using Lap-Jack, an independently developed purse-string suture instrument, in performance of […]

The Enhanced Utility of Laparoscopy in Trauma

Srinivas H Reddy, MD, Melvin E Stone, MD, Jacquelyn Shaw, BS, Sheldon Teperman, MD, Harry M Delany, MD. Jacobi Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Background:  The role of laparoscopy in trauma has long been a subject of debate. One of the earliest published reports of using this modality was for confirmation of […]

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