GelPOINT Advanced Access Platform News

2014

EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: APIC - Reducing SSI: Drive Change in Your Facility

June - Over 250 attended Applied Medical's Reducing SSI: Drive Change in Your Facility, the seventh of the Symposium Series. View the presentations on SSI epidemiology, payment changes, colon interventions and collaboration strategies!


EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Tripartite - Reducing SSI: Is Your Way the Best?

June - Reducing SSI: Is Your Way the Best? The eighth of Applied Medical's Symposium Series focused on SSI prevention methods and change management. View the presentations seen by nearly 200 surgeons!


EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: SIS - Reducing SSI: Take Action with Evidence

May - Applied Medical hosted Reducing SSI: Take Action with Evidence, the sixth of the Symposium Series, with nearly 70 attending. Featured presentations on SSI bundle development and implementation are now available!

2013

MEDIA FEATURE: GelPOINT Mini System

December - Applied Medical's GelPOINT Mini System was highlighted in a ABC WLOS News 13 Health Alert. The segment featured a single site hernia repair procedure, performed by Dr. Christopher Edwards at Mission Hospital, Asheville. News 13's Jay Siltzer explained some of the potential benefits of the single site approach in hernia repair, such as less post-operative pain, faster healing, and quicker recovery.


PRODUCT LAUNCH: GelPOINT Mini System

February - Applied Medical launches the GelPOINT Mini Advanced Access Platform, a line extension of the GelPOINT product family. The reduced platform design enables a wider spectrum of single site procedures, enhancing cosmetic results and potentially reducing post operative pain.

2012

PRODUCT ADVANCEMENT: GelPOINT System

December - Applied Medical launches the latest GelPOINT system, which features a new 12mm port to accommodate a larger range of instrumentation. In addition, the Alexis wound protector/retractor in the GelPOINT System has been enhanced to facilitate insertion into smaller incision sizes.

Learn more about Applied's history of product innovation.


MEDIA FEATURE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette Chronicles First Single Incision Kidney Removal in the Region

March - Applied Medical's GelPOINT System was featured in a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article documenting one patient's unique experience with single site kidney removal. According to the newspaper, the procedure was among the first of its kind in the Pittsburgh region. In the article, Benjamin Davies, MD, outlined some of the potential benefits of the novel single site technique, such as shorter recovery time and less pain.

Learn more about the GelPOINT System for single incision surgery.


MEDIA FEATURE: UC Davis Video Highlights Single Incision Surgery for Kidney Transplants

January - Applied Medical's GelPOINT System is shown in a UC Davis Health System video discussing the role of single incision surgery for kidney donor transplants. In the video, Dr. Cristoph Troppmann, Professor in Residence, General and Transplant Surgeon, at UC Davis, discusses his hopes that the potential benefits of single incision surgery compared to traditional surgical methods will encourage more people to consider kidney donation.

Learn more about the GelPOINT System for single incision surgery.

2011

VIDEO FEATURE: Dr. Justin A. Maykel Performs Single Incision Colectomy at UMass Memorial Medical Center

November - Applied Medical's GelPOINT System was highlighted in a UMass Memorial Hospital video about single incision colon removal. In the video, Justin Maykel, MD, Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at UMass, explained a few of the potential advantages of single site colectomy: "Our goal is to basically minimize length of the incision and the number of the incisions. In doing so we hope that this actually translates into less pain for the patient, a faster recovery, [and] less wound related complications.."

Learn more about the GelPOINT System for single incision surgery.


MEDIA FEATURE: Single Incision Gastric Bypass

July - Applied Medical's GelPOINT System was featured in a WJXT Jacksonville newscast about single incision gastric bypass. Dr. Sunil K. Sharma, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at the University of Florida, performed this weight loss surgery through a single, small 3 cm incision in the patient's abdomen. This particular patient went home the day after surgery and returned to work the following week.

Learn more about the GelPOINT System for single incision surgery.


PRODUCT ADVANCEMENT: Next Generation GelPOINT System

January - Applied Medical launches the latest generation of the GelPOINT system. With the GelPOINT system, surgeons can perform a variety of single incision procedures, enhancing cosmetic results and potentially minimizing postoperative pain.

Learn more about Applied's history of product innovation

2010

CLINICAL STUDY HIGHLIGHT: GelPOINT System

December - Applied Medical's GelPOINT system helps surgeons overcome the challenges associated with single incision surgery. In a study assessing how surgeons adopting this new approach performed laparoscopic tasks with various single incision devices, "the GelPOINT system appears to be the easiest system for novices to use and performed very similar to conventional laparoscopy."Ref By potentially reducing the learning curve for single incision surgery, the GelPOINT system can expedite the implementation of this exciting new method, allowing more surgeons to offer enhanced cosmetic results and other potential benefits to their patients.

Read the study in Surgical Endoscopy


CLINICAL STUDY HIGHLIGHT: GelPOINT System

September - Applied Medical's GelPOINT system "decreases instrument clashing" while performing single incision surgery, as mentioned in The Journal of Urology.


CASE REPORT HIGHLIGHT: GelPOINT System

May - Applied Medical's GelPOINT system gives surgeons more options than other single incision devices on the market.

Read about the GelPOINT system's unique platform in Techniques on Coloproctology.


CLINICAL ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT: GelPOINT System

April - Applied Medical's GelPOINT system permits "much more freedom of movement"Ref with surgical instruments while performing single incision surgery, states a letter-reply to Surgical Endoscopy (Volume 24, Number 8).