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SurgiQuest develops minimally invasive surgery solution

SurgiQuest : 07 April, 2008  (New Product)
SurgiQuest has announced the first true single port laparoscopic procedure utilising the AirSeal access system that creates an invisible barrier that does not rely on gaskets or seals.
At Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, David Earle, director of minimally invasive surgery, performed a gallbladder removal procedure through a single 12mm access port in the umbilicus (belly button).

The AirSeal system provides unobstructed access to the cavity without loosing intra-abdominal pressure and enabled Dr.Earle to simultaneously utilise up to three instruments through a single 12mm port.

'As we move toward performing surgical procedures in a less invasive way, maintenance of Patient safety is our primary concern,' said Dr Earle. 'Use of the AirSeal access system allowed me to use multiple standard instruments through a single lumen port, reducing the number of incisions we had to make from four to one. Due to its unique ability to maintain a seal with no mechanical barrier, many obstacles to standard laparoscopy were overcome. This type of platform technology will not only change the way we think about minimally invasive surgery, it will change the way we do it.'

'This first clinical experience with the AirSeal access system is an important milestone for SurgiQuest,' said Kurt Azarbarzin, founder and chief executive officer of SurgiQuest. 'We are pleased with the positive feedback and interest from surgeons worldwide who see the AirSeal system as a very effective solution to many of the challenges they face in advancing the field of minimally invasive surgery.'
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