Dextera Surgical Hosts Hands-On Training Course For Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Techniques Using Microcutter 5/80™ For Segmentectomy
- Posted by Dextera MIS
- On September 27, 2017
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 27, 2017 – Dextera Surgical today announced that it sponsored an international hands-on training course for thoracic surgeons from across Europe focused on advanced techniques for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).
During this day-long event in Tubingen, Germany, a faculty of world-leading thoracic surgeons taught advanced techniques which included the use of the MicroCutter 5/80™ in VATS for anatomical segmentectomy procedures. A segmentectomy is a procedure that removes a portion of a lobe of the lungs (typically comprised of two or more segments) rather than the entire lobe. Segmentectomy procedures require precision in stapling, as the operating area is tightly confined and the vessels are difficult to access.
New advances in lung cancer diagnoses are enabling earlier diagnosis and therefore earlier treatments for patients with lung cancer. Increasingly, segmentectomy rather than a traditional lobectomy is considered as a viable treatment for early-stage lung cancer which preserves more lung tissue than a complete lobectomy.
“The MicroCutter 5/80 is an ideal tool for VATS lobectomy and especially for segmentectomy as it enables less tissue dissection and allows me to maneuver more effectively within the patient’s chest,” said PD Dr. Med. Volker Steger of the University of Tubingen, Germany. “We appreciate Dextera’s support for this international training course.”
“We believe these courses, where surgeons learn cutting-edge surgical techniques for VATS procedures, are critically important to demonstrate how the MicroCutter 5/80’s small size and wider articulation help to enable adoption of less invasive surgical approaches for these technically challenging procedures,” said Liam Burns, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Dextera Surgical.