“When performing transanal colon resection, it is important to have the right tools that provide sufficient range of motion to reach target anatomies with ease and achieve excellent triangulation for optimal tissue manipulation, retraction and exposure,” said Dr. Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Chief of Surgery at Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Frankfurt am Main. “These cadaver studies show that the symphonX™ based platform enables transanal colon resection with the aid of only a single 5mm transabdominal trocar for visualization. This is an important result that could have positive effects on patient outcomes in terms of post-operative pain, wound complications and hernia development following surgery. We are optimistic that further studies will confirm this finding. The next step will be an in vivo surgery with this modified symphonX™ platform.”
The results of the studies were also presented at the 25th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) in Frankfurt am Main by Dr. Hans F. Fuchs last month.