Seger Surgical Solutions is developing a laparoscopic bowel anastomosis device to easily and quickly create anastomosis in an intracorporeal procedure.
The Seger Surgical device enables the surgeon to use a standard 12 millimeter trocar to perform the procedure. With the device more surgeons will be able to perform intracorporeal procedures and take advantage of the benefits offered from a fully laparoscopic approach.
The Seger system allows surgeons to perform bowel resection in a fully laparoscopic procedure for improved clinical results, fewer complications, and reduced healthcare costs.
Seger’s multinational advisory board comprises —
Founded: December 2016
Stage: Technology development
Investor: The Trendlines Group
IP: 2 U.S. patents; 2 national phase
Bowel resection surgery involves removing all or part of the bowel (the intestine). Often, surgery is the result of colon cancer or gastric bypass surgery.
While laparoscopic surgery is the preferred technique for performing resection, it is not fully laparoscopic: In 90% of these procedures, the final stage involves performing extracorporeal anastomosis (connecting the two bowel ends outside the body). This involves lifting and removing the bowel through the laparoscopic incision, creating the anastomosis outside the body, returning the bowel to its place, and closing the incision.
Today, creating the anastomosis inside the body (intracorporeal) is extremely complex and requires highly skilled surgeons.
The result: increased hospitalization costs due to more post-operative complications and longer hospital stays.
According to Millenium Research Group, U.S. Market for Laparoscopic Devices 2013, the number of bowel resections is expected to exceed 980,000 in the United States and EU by 2020, with an annual growth of 10%, representing a $600 million market.
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