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EndoAssist - intuitive camera control in endoscopic surgery

An increasing proportion of surgery is carried out using minimally invasive techniques. EndoAssist has benefits potentially in all procedures employing a rigid endoscope, also called a laparoscope or thoracoscope.
Minimally invasive (“keyhole”) surgery generally provides the following benefits:
Smaller incisions and blood loss
Less pain
Reduced incidence of complications
Shorter hospitalisation and faster recovery times
Improved cosmetic outcome through reduced scarring

Currently, EndoAssist is most often used in the following disciplines and procedures.
Cardiothoracic surgery
With a growing trend towards minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery, EndoAssist provides the surgeon with the fine control needed to perform superior endoscopic procedures.

Minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery is increasing employed at leading hospitals around the world. It is being shown to reduce patient discomfort and speed significantly the recovery process. In major procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), minimally invasive surgery may reduce hospital stays by up to 50%.

EndoAssist has been used for the following procedures:
Mitral Valve repair
Endoscopic LIMA harvesting for CABG
Endoscopic CABG
Transthoracic Sympathectomy
Pleural and Lung Biopsy

Urological Surgery
Endoscopic radical prostatectomy. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer today in American men, and the number of cases diagnosed is expected to triple over the next 20 years. this procedure uses a minimally invasive (keyhole) approach to removing a patient’s cancerous prostate gland. There are important benefits of a laparoscopic approach over conventional surgery. Replacing the traditional 10-25cm incision by 5 small punctures provides important cosmetic benefits to the patient, while the faster recovery time also saves significant cost for the hospital. Importantly for the patient, a number of studies around the world have pointed to reduced levels of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction side effects following this approach.
EndoAssist has been used for the following procedures:
Radical Prostatectomy
Lymphadenectomy
Nephrectomy
General Surgery including bariatrics
With the current global rise in obese and morbidly obese patients, the field of bariatric surgery is changing. More obese patients are now requesting surgery as their last resort to solve longterm weight problems. For most patients this has meant using private hospitals. With the recent announcement by Medicare, now recognising obesity as an illness, a change in policy that may allow patients to make medical claims for treatments such as stomach surgery.

EndoAssist has been utilised in general surgery procedures across the world, and has been shown to reduce operating time, whilst leading to improved outcomes for patients. The flexibility of EndoAssist makes it the perfect assistant for a wide range of surgical procedures.

EndoAssist has been used for the following procedures:
General Surgery
Cholecystectomy
Appendectomy
Hernia Repair
Fundoplication
Splenectomy
Hemicolectomy
OBS/GYN Surgery
Hysterectomy
BARIATRIC Surgery
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Banding
EndoAssist
EndoAssist Brochure
EndoAssist Technical Specification Sheet
EndoAssist Quick Reference Guide
Endoassist Datasheet for Thoracic Surgery
Endoassist Datasheet for Laproscopic Surgery
EndoAssist Quick Reference Guide  (French)
EndoAssist Quick Reference Guide  (Spanish)
EndoAssist Accessory List
EndoAssist Sterilisation Procedure Guide
Papers
S.S Kommu et al. 2007
N Halín et al. 2007
A.A. Wagner et al, 2006
P. Ballester et al. 2003
J.M. Gilbert et al. 2002
P.A Finlay. (1)
P.A Finlay. (2)
 
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