1st International Congress for Innovation in Global Surgery
ABSTRACT FIRST PRESENTED: 20.04.2022
SutureSure-A multifunctional laparoscopic device for simple and effortless minimally invasive surgeries
Need of an innovation: Laparoscopic suturing is the most difficult skill to master as the surgeon needs to constantly change the orientation of the needle to find an accurate position because of the limitations of laparoscopic surgery. Without necessary experience and practice, it increases the surgeons’ effort leading to Physical fatigue resulting in an increased level of errors and poor stitches quality, whereas mental stress results in increased operating time and anesthesia used.
The patented product SutureSure is a multifunctional device that makes laparoscopic surgeries simple and effortless by empowering surgeons to do stitching, knotting, and grasping with just 2 clicks. It helps surgeons to perform complex suturing procedures minimally invasively, in an affordable way -by combining the benefits of robotics with the simplicity of laparoscopy. It provides surgeons 6 degrees of freedom through a joystick, thus enabling them to reach the desired angle, control bites, secure, and tighten the knot. It is a reusable autoclavable instrument that uses a disposable suture cartridge to make laparoscopy affordable.
SutureSure will be of great value to surgeons, as it provides easier access, efficient suturing, and more control with greater dexterity. It will remarkably reduce the training time required by new surgeons to master suturing skills. Hospitals will also be benefitted from decreased OR time, Increased MIS procedures, and improved quality of care dispensed to the patient.
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