by Hui Sen Chong, MD
neoClose was designed by neoSurgical to aid in closure of fascia at laparoscopic trocar sites. The kitconsists of an AccuGuide™ and two preloaded suture passers. The sutures are made out of braided polyglactin with absorbable AutoAnchors™ for deployment underneath the fascia, thus allowing for fascia approximation.
This fascia closure device is suitable for ports ranging from 5 to 15 mm in size. The proposed advantages in using this device include:
- Decreased incidence of trocar site hernias.
- Decreased tension in the fascia closure, thereby potentially decreasing the incidence of postoperative pain and/or tissue necrosis.
- Improved ease of fascia closure with maintenance of pneumoperitoneum, and elimination of the need for graspers or retrievers during fascia closure.