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First-In-Man Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with FMX314

Two laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures were performed through the umbilicus with the Fortimedix Surgical system by renowned surgeon Santiago Horgan, MD, professor of surgery and chief of minimally invasive surgery at UC San Diego Health. “In my experience, the FMX314 surgical platform addresses unmet needs in minimally invasive surgery by delivering benefits to patients and physicians over more invasive, laparoscopic methods,” said Dr. Horgan. “The single-port platform allows physicians to offer patients a minimally invasive treatment option that could potentially result in fewer port-site complications, less post-operative pain, faster recovery and exceptional cosmesis in comparison to conventional multi-port laparoscopic surgery.”

FMX314 emulates conventional, multi-port laparoscopy, making it easy to use and enabling surgeons to perform procedural steps ergonomically, which allows for a comfortable and secure single-port approach. 

Following receipt of 510(k) Clearance and CE Mark approval in the third quarter of this year, FMX314 will be launched in the U.S. during the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress, taking place October 16 – 20, 2016 in Washington, D.C., where Fortimedix Surgical will be located at booth #1139. The European commercial launch is planned for 2017.

UC San Diego Health is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. It ranked No. 1 in San Diego for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" guidebook. UC San Diego Health includes UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute and Jacobs Medical Center (opening 2016), all in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices located throughout Southern California. For more information, visit

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