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Teleflex Bets Percutaneous Laparoscopy Will Be MIS Game Changer

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Story and Podcast: Teleflex Medical launched in March a novel portfolio of miniaturized percutaneous surgical instruments that have the same functionality as full-sized laparoscopic instruments, but allow surgeons to access the abdominal cavity using trocar-less entry and much smaller incisions than those required in traditional laparoscopy. Teleflex execs say the technology is a game changer, and the company hopes percutaneous laparoscopy will become the standard of care for the 4 million laparoscopic procedures performed annually in the US.

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