Magnetic System Aims to Make Bariatric Surgery Less Invasive
A recent study concluded that a "first-of-its-kind" magnetic surgical system allows a safe, reproducible, incision-less technique for port-less intraabdominal mobilization. The Magnetic Surgical System, developed by Levita Magnetics, is so unlike current technologies that FDA had to create a whole new category for it when approving it for use, according to Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro, MD, CEO and founder of Levita Magnetics, in an interview with MD+DI. The system consists of an external magnet placed on the skin that controls a shaftless detachable grasper. It enables surgeons to move instruments without the constraints of a fixed-position pivot point, while facilitating access and visualization of the surgical site. In conventional laparoscopic procedures, shafted surgical instruments are introduced by fixed-position trocars inserted through incisions in the abdomen. Because they have a fixed pivot point, using these instruments can affect the surgeonâs vision by cluttering the operative fieldâthey can also cause instrument collisionsÂ and restrict movement. Further, the use of trocars is also associated with risks relating to major bowel and vessel injury, incisional pain, bleeding, scarring, hernias, and infection. With magnetic surgery, there are no limitations in moving the instruments. âThatâs the beauty of magnetic surgeryâthat you are not restricted by the entr...
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Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Sarhang S. Gul, Nada K. Imran, Nada K. Imran, Ali JB. Al-Sharqi, Ali A. Abdulkareem
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