In Brief: U.S. Surgical
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
U.S. Surgical: Surgical team in France successfully completes a minimally invasive coronary bypass operation using USSC products, including trocars, graspers, and hand instruments. The surgeons performed the bypass through two half-inch trocars and a two-inch incision, the company says. The patient's heart was not stopped during the operation, eliminating the need for a heart/lung bypass machine. The surgeons developed the procedure, which required modifications to some USSC products, at a company training and research center outside Paris. USSC says it is working to develop additional instruments for the procedure...
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