NeatClose is a sleek automated port closure device for laparoscopic entry wounds developed by an Israeli company NeatStitch Ltd. The tool, which already has FDA and European approvals, is marketed by the company as an alternative to manual closure, as a speedy and efficient way that will ultimately save time and money for surgeons and hospitals, by lowering intraoperative costs.
NeatClose is an easy to use, fully automated port closure system that allows surgeons to safely produce a watertight seal within seconds. Click on the video below to see a quick demonstration of how the system is prepared and used.
Once the system is prepared, NeatClose is easily inserted into the port. Once inside the operating cavity, the handle leavers can be squeezed to release two blunt needle guides. These guides are positioned perpendicular to the port plane, and put in firm contact with the peritoneum. The activation button is then pressed, which releases the needles from the guide, through the tissue and back to the NeatClose cartridge. The system is then pulled outside the port and the two presenting threads are tied in the standard fashion. An safe and eff icient air tight seal is created.
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