Dextera Surgical’s Microcutter 5/80™ And Cardiac Anastomotic Devices To Be Featured At The 31st Annual European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
- Posted by Dextera MIS
- On October 9, 2017
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 9, 2017 – Dextera Surgical today announced that several leading surgeons will feature the use of Dextera Surgical’s MicroCutter 5/80™ Stapler and its C-Port® Distal Anastomosis Systems in three oral presentations at the 31st Annual European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. The meeting is taking place in Vienna, Austria October 7-11, 2017.
“We are extremely pleased to have both the MicroCutter and the C-Port Systems highlighted in key presentations at EACTS, the largest cardiothoracic surgery meeting in the world,” said Liam Burns, vice president global sales and marketing of Dextera Surgical. “We believe our presence at this important meeting, for the fourth year in a row, validates the procedure-enabling nature of the MicroCutter in uniportal approaches as well as the C-Port System’s integral role during totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass procedures.”
MicroCutter 5/80 Presentations
Davor Stamenovic, M.D., of St. Vincentius Hospital in Karlsruhe, Germany will give two oral presentations highlighting the uses of the Microcutter 5/80 during single-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) procedures. The presentations will be as follows:
- Tuesday, October 10 at 4:56 p.m. local time
Posterior uniportal vide-assisted surgery for anatomical lung resection
- Wednesday, October 11 at 9:50 a.m. local time
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic anatomical left upper lobe anterior (S3) segmentectomy
Dr. Stamenovic commented, “During lung procedures through a single incision, space for surgical tools is at a premium. The slim profile of the MicroCutter 5/80 provides critical visibility of the targeted anatomy and the increased angulation enables near perpendicular transection of the blood vessels. Neither the visibility nor the articulation provided by the MicroCutter 5/80 is available in any alternative stapling device.”
Husam H. Balkhy, M.D., of the University of Chicago Medicine, presented the results of 265 totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) procedures at his hospital.
- Sunday, October 8 at 2:48 p.m. local time
Robotic totally endoscopic coronary bypass with distal connectors: Mid-term outcomes at a single academic institution with an experienced team
“I am excited to present the results from 265 patients who have undergone robotic bypass procedures over the course of the last 3.5 years at a single academic institution,” said Dr. Balkhy. “The data highlight significant improvement in patient outcomes defined by shorter hospital stay and the ability to return to their normal daily routine much more rapidly when compared to open heart surgery. I believe studies like this are driving an increasing interest in learning how to perform robotic procedures among my fellow cardiac surgeons. Importantly, a critical tool for TECAB procedure success is the C-Port Distal Anastomosis System, the only available automated anastomosis tool, which reliably connects the graft to the coronary artery making the totally endoscopic procedural approach possible.”