Articulating Instruments for General, Bariatric, Colorectal, Liver, Urological, Gynecologic, and Thoracic Surgery
ArtiSential® is about access. Using our double-jointed end effectors, surgeons can overcome the challenges presented by difficult angles of approach—even during especially complex procedures. By combining articulation with critical tactile feedback, ArtiSential®’s wristed laparoscopic devices grant full dexterity to surgeons who need precision access for an array of surgical steps, including suturing, dissection, retraction, and applying clips to vascular structures.
Wristed instrument technology afforded by robotics is gaining popularity within general surgery. Considering the cost of a robotic system, articulating laparoscopic devices present a flexible option and even an advantage with the tactile feedback. ArtiSential®'s wristed instruments are ideal for ventral hernia repairs in suturing of mesh to the upper abdominal wall. ArtiSential® is also used for hiatal and inguinal hernias, as well as cholecystectomies cases.
Patients who have a high body mass index present unique challenges to surgeons, given that larger livers, thicker abdominal walls, and more substantial visceral fat make exposure, dissection, and reconstruction more difficult. Artisential® has applications appropriate for gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and duodenal switches. ArtiSential®'s 45-centimeter devices also afford greater access in patients with a high BMI.
More degrees of freedom in colorectal surgeries grant the surgeon improved access to important structures and allow for intracorporeal suturing in deep and narrow regions of the pelvis. ArtiSential® has applications in all bowel resections to include low anterior resections. It also has applications in trans-anal approaches to colon surgery. The articulation can potentially decrease operative time and cost. When cases of diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, benign conditions, and colorectal cancer present themselves, more and more surgeons are taking advantage of wristed instruments afforded by robotics. Artisential® may obviate the need for robotics with its ability to overcome the triangulation issues at the surgical site while providing tactile feedback.
Liver resections have a prohibitively high mortality and morbidity rate due in part to the associated technical difficulties. Limited access to the vena cava, major hepatic veins, and suturing challenges caused by restricted access are all challenges during these procedures. Retraction tension on the liver when using tools that do not provide tactile feedback can also make these procedures more difficult. Artisential®'s instruments allow for greater access to liver segments, expanding the use of MIS in liver cases.
ArtiSential® advances the capabilities of the surgical team by affording a surgical first assistant with wristed instruments to better support the surgeon during robotic cases. For example, physician assistants can use the ArtiSential® Clip Applier during a prostatectomy. Additionally, Artisential® Forceps can be used for manipulating the laparoscopic ultrasonic probes during bilio hepatic procedures. A first assistant can also support nephrectomy, cystectomy, and pyeloplasty cases using the articulation to better provide the retraction of tissue without the instruments getting in the surgeon's field of view.
ArtiSential® provides an advantage for complex gynecological surgeries, such as myomectomies, hysterectomies, advanced endometriosis, and more.
ArtiSential® provides the thoracic surgeon unique and specific benefits associated with MIS techniques in performing wedge resections, lobectomies, pleural biopsies, and collapsed lung procedures.
Contact LIVSMED today to learn more about the procedures for which ArtiSential® is an ideal solution. Call +1.833.548.7633.