Teleflex Incorporated has launched its second-generation Percuvance Percutaneous Surgical System.
The first clinical laparoscopic procedures in the U.S. using the system were performed at the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery. Teleflex’s latest system enables procedures to be less invasive than its first-generation system while delivering the performance of 5 mm laparoscopic devices commonly used in minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) with less trauma.
The initial sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic gastric band removal procedures were performed by Dr. Dana D. Portenier and his team. Dr. Portenier is the Chief of General Surgery at Duke Regional Hospital and the Division Chief at the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery.
“These are increasingly common but often challenging procedures,” Dr. Portenier said. “Our experiences with the new system are consistent with other clinical studies, which showed that its handling and functionality were similar to standard 5 mm laparoscopic instrumentation. Further research will determine whether the system’s smaller incisions could potentially demonstrate improvements in patient pain, cosmesis, and satisfaction.”
The second-generation, 2.9 mm percuvance system features additional interchangeable 5 mm tool tips and a new quick-connect system to facilitate fast and secure tool-tip changes outside of the body. The system has the performance and versatility for use in common and advanced general laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, upper gastrointestinal, gastric, bariatric, colorectal and hernia. It enables surgeons to eliminate one or more additional trocars from their laparoscopic procedures versus the first-generation device while delivering the outcomes and performance they expect from their traditional laparoscopic devices.
Teleflex is ramping up its sales and marketing efforts to familiarize surgeons worldwide with the unique performance capabilities and benefits of the 2.9 mm Percuvance System.