Initial Experience With a New Flexible Laparo-endoscopic Anastomotic Device

Parambir S Dulai, MD, Neil Ghushe, MD, Thadeus Trus, MD, Charles Alexander Mosse, PhD, Per Ola Park, MD, Maria Bergstrom, MD, Margherita Cadeddu, MD, Richard I Rothstein, MD, Paul Swain, MD. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA, Imperial College, London, UK, University College, London, UK, Boras General Hospital, Boras, Sweden, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada


At present, the forces required to form a stapled anastomosis demand large, rigid instrumentation. We have developed a compact, low force, flexible anastomotic device which can be compressed to allow for endoscopic deployment. We present our experience with seventeen successful anastomoses formed with this device in fifteen pigs, including a two week survival study in four.

Session Number: VidTV2 – Video Channel Rotation Day 2
Program Number: V103

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