In Brief: General Surgical Innovations
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
General Surgical Innovations: Launches Endosaph minimally invasive saphenous vein harvest system for use in coronary artery bypass procedures. The kit consists of the SAPHfinder surgical balloon dissector, which in conjunction with an endoscope provides a continuous view of the vein and its branches; the Spacekeeper retractor with "self-retaining distal hood" to maintain operating space and increase the vein's exposure; and reusable hook and fork dissectors with slim profiles that allow removal of a more intact vein segment. Separately, GSI signs distribution agreements with five surgical suppliers to distribute its Spacemaker balloon dissector for subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery. The agreements provide for distribution in all or parts of 23 states, the firm says...
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