Patton Surgical launches laparoscopic access instrument for da Vinci surgical system

12 August 2010

Patton Surgical Corporation, has launched worldwide the Robotic 8.5mm Endoscope PassPort, designed to be used with the da Vinci Surgical System.

Patton Surgical’s patent-pending Robotic 8.5mm Endoscope PassPort is the first disposable 8.5mm endoscope trocar available for use with da Vinci Surgical Systems and the newest da Vinci Si 8.5mm 3D Endoscope.

The 8.5mm PassPort has been validated by Intuitive Surgical for use in da Vinci robotic procedures, specifically gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies, sacralcolpopexies, myomectomies and tubal ligations. Patton Surgical’s robotic 12x100mm PassPort has also been validated by Intuitive Surgical for use with da Vinci Surgical Systems and both products are available for purchase from Patton Surgical.

With the rapid expansion of robotic surgery, fuelled by surgeon demand and, most importantly, patient value based on efficacy of procedure and low invasiveness, the PassPort double-shielded trocar offers several unique benefits. It provides robotic-assisted surgeons with a port that adapts securely to the da Vinci camera mount, allows for precise port placement due to its clear cannula with remote centre bands and has a low-profile cannula head to maximize range of motion.

Most notably, the PassPort robotic camera port is equipped with features designed to reduce complications before, during and after the procedure: 1) the protective SmartTip allows for controlled, blunt entry, 2) the unique seal design maintains a clear endoscope, and 3) the PassPort leaves behind a small fascial defect.

The 8.5mm endoscope PassPort
The 8.5mm Endoscope PassPort

“Our company collaborates with surgeons to create innovative solutions to common surgical problems,” said Dr. Michael Patton, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Patton Surgical.

“Surgeons utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System want to take full advantage of this revolutionary technology without distraction. By incorporating our award-winning PassPort trocars and highly functional robotic cannulas, robotic-assisted surgeons are able to focus 100% of their attention on the surgical procedure. This new product launch underscores the importance of our technology in advancing minimally invasive and robotic surgery beyond conventional laparoscopy to the next generation of MIS.”

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