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6 0 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 4 L A P A R O S C O P Y P R O D U C T S The Latest in Laparoscopic Surgery There were plenty of innovative devices on display in the exhibit hall at this year's SAGES conference. David Renton, MD, MPH Columbus, Ohio I 'm always on the hunt for the tools and technologies that let sur- geons perform procedures safely, effectively and efficiently. Here are 8 of the hottest developments in minimally invasive surgery I got a chance to review at this year's SAGES in Salt Lake City. CareFusion MicroLap Instruments The shafts of these 2.7mm mini-laparoscopy instruments are made of a proprietary ceramic-titanium design, giving them more mechanical strength than competing lines, says a company rep. An over-sleeve adds even more rigidity, especially for use in bariatric patients, and serves as a working trocar after insertion. Mini-lap technology is nothing new, but the instruments are notoriously fragile and can break when enough torque is applied. If the titanium-ceramic shafts and over-sleeve hold up in the OR, that'd be a nice improvement. Ethicon Endo-Surgery SecureStrap Stapler Applying mesh to an abdominal defect during an open hernia repair — a task described by a company rep as like trying to wallpaper your ceil- ing — is made easier with this ergonomically designed stapler, which lets surgeons reach deeper into the abdominal cavity to apply tacks uniquely designed to take a bite of mesh when fired at any angle. 1 2 OSE_1407_part2_Layout 1 7/3/14 8:49 AM Page 60

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