Hysterectomies are the second most common surgery among women in the U.S. Only 25% are performed in a minimally invasive manner.
A hysterectomy is the procedure in which a woman’s uterus is removed. It is normally performed to treat women’s health conditions including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, and more. In the process of removing a woman’s uterus, a surgeon must close the vaginal cuff to prevent further health issues. This is often cited as the most difficult part of the procedure, and is more easily done abdominally. Through the creation a device to make this part of the surgery safer and more time efficient laparoscopically, LaproZip stands to make a large impact in women’s health.
A Quicker Recovery Period for Women
Hysterectomies can be performed by a surgeon through a number of methods. Abdominal hysterectomies are traditionally the most common technique chosen by doctors. However, this procedure is very invasive. Laparoscopic surgeries require more time and skill, but are significantly less invasive to a woman's body. On average, a laparoscopic hysterectomy offers the following recovery benefits to women when compared to an abdominal procedure:
Back to work 15 days sooner
Discharged 2 days earlier
Less pain experienced
A device that could affect the quality and safety of this procedure would affect the number of surgeries performed laparoscopically, and would have a major impact on women’s health worldwide.
Cost Savings and Convenience for Doctors
During a hysterectomy, the surgeon must close the vaginal cuff to prevent further health issues. This is often cited as the most difficult part of the procedure. LaproZip simplifies this process, creating opportunity for more laparoscopic hysterectomies.
LaproZip combines a stapler with sutures in it’s patent pending design. It will shorten the time spent closing the vaginal cuff from 35 minutes to 5 minutes, reducing the (OR) cost of the procedure.
LaproZip eliminates the necessity for a surgeon possessing the talent and confidence to tie sutures with laparoscopic tools. The device delivers the suture with a pull of a lever. By enabling more doctors to perform laparoscopic, rather than abdominal procedures, cost savings are incurred by shorter hospital stays for women after a safer procedure with less pain.
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