Dedication to Innovation
Each year we dedicate on average 20% of our revenue to product development as well
as projects that increase the efficiency of our manufacturing operations. By maintaining
a high commitment to R&D, we are able to fuel the continuous development of new
technologies and satisfy the clinical and economic needs of our customers.
As a result of our commitment to innovation, we have a portfolio of over 700 medical
devices and a pipeline filled with the next generation of breakthrough technologies
for minimally invasive surgery. Our advanced technologies enable General, Cardiac,
Vascular, Urologic, Bariatric, Gynecologic, Obstetric and Colorectal surgeons to
provide their patients with enhanced clinical outcomes.
2011 | Total 5mm Solution
- Enables a less invasive and more economically efficient approach to a variety of
- Minimizes incision sizes, potentially reducing post-operative pain and improving
cosmesis 10, 11
2011 | GelPOINT Path
Transanal Access Platform
- Facilitates transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for the treatment of rectal
- Potentially reduces OR and anesthesia times and costs, as compared to traditional
endoscopic microsurgery techniques
2011 | Epix
- Integrate naturally with the surgeon’s hand, providing exceptional handling and
- Ideally suited for hidden scar surgery, increasing the surgeon's range of motion
to enable these advanced procedures
2010 | Alexis
- Provides 360° of soft tissue protection by shielding skin, fat, muscles and nerves
from contact with sharp instrumentation
- Provides circumferential atraumatic retraction and enhances working space and visibility
2009 | GelPOINT
Advanced Access Platform
- Enables the performance of laparoscopic procedures through a single incision as
small as 1.5cm, enhancing cosmetic results
- Provides 360° of atraumatic retraction and protection
2009 | Kii Advanced Fixation
- Maximizes intra-abdominal working space and visibility
- Securely anchors the trocar sleeve in the abdominal wall during laparoscopy without
aggressive retaining threads that can cause tissue trauma
2008 | Kii Fios
First Entry System
- Addresses the safety issues inherent with the first steps of laparoscopy
- Rapid insufflation with minimal penetration
2007 | Alexis O
- Provides 360° of atraumatic retraction, protection and exposure during
- Potentially reduces OR time, nausea, and overall
pain and discomfort 7-9
2006 | Kii
- Features our seventh generation, precedent-setting trocar seal technology
- Full line of enhanced optical non-bladed, bladed and balloon blunt tip trocars.
2004 | Laparoscopic Grasper
With latis Atraumatic Pads
- Eliminates the need to grasp and manipulate tissue with metal jaws that can cause
- Soft latis mesh pads provide traction independent of pressure and allow for
atraumatic handling of delicate tissue
2004 | Silhouette
- Aids in the healing of the ureter post-ureteroscopic procedures
- Soft material and smooth surface conform naturally to anatomy, providing exceptional
2004 | Optical Separator
- Allows surgeons to clearly visualize the layers of the abdominal wall while entering
the abdominal cavity
- Separates tissue along its natural lines, eliminating the need for sharp cutting
2002 | Alexis
- Provides 360° of atraumatic retraction, protection and exposure during a wide variety
- Reduces superficial surgical site infection following colorectal surgeries 6 and potentially minimizes tissue trauma and pain
2001 | GelPort
- Allows surgeons to insert one hand into the operative field during complex procedures
- Maintains the patient benefits associated with standard laparoscopy while reducing
OR time and the risk of conversion to open surgery4,5
1999 | Forte
Ureteral Access Sheaths
- Provides a continuous working channel during ureteroscopic procedures
- Clinically proven to protect the urinary system and reduce OR time1,2,3
- Auge, B.K., et al. Ureteral access sheath provides protection against elevated renal
pressures during routine flexible ureteroscope stone manipulation. J of Endourol,
- Kourambas, J., et al. Does a ureteral access sheath facilitate ureteroscopy? J of
Urology, 165:3, 2001.
- O'Connell, L.M., et al. The use of a ureteral access sheath in ureteroscopy. J of
Endourol, 14:1, 2000.
- Marcello, P.W., et al. Hand-assisted laparoscopic vs. laparoscopic colorectal surgery:
a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial. Dis Colon Rectum, 51:6, 2008.
- Cima, R.R., et al. Experience with 969 minimal access colectomies: the role of hand-assisted
laparoscopy in expanding minimally invasive surgery for complex colectomies. J Am
Coll Surg, 206:5, 2008.
- Reid K., et al. Barrier Wound Protection Decreases Surgical Site Infection in Open
Elective Colorectal Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010
Oct; 53(10): 1374-1380.
- Siddiqui, M., et al. Complications of exteriorized compared with in situ uterine
repair at cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia: a randomized controlled trial.
Obstet Gynecol, 110:3, 2007.
- Nafisi, S. Influence of uterine exteriorization versus in situ repair on post-cesarean
maternal pain: A randomized trial. Int J Obstet Anesth, 16:2, 2007.
- Conatser, J.R., et al. Use of a hands-free abdominal retractor during cesarean delivery:
A randomized controlled trial. Presented at the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA. May 18, 2010.
- Leggett, P.L., et al. Minimizing ports to improve laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Surg Endosc, 14:1, 2000.
- Abbas, M.H., et al. An "All 5-mm Ports" Versus Conventional Ports Approach to Laparoscopic
Cholecystectomy and Nissen Fundoplication: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Surg Laparosc
Endosc Percutan Tech 19:6, 2009.