Gynaecological Surgery

We launched the new SurgiTools product range at the BSCCP 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. The interest from practitioners in this sector was immediate and encouraging. We regularly arrange on-site training in hospitals in the UK & Ireland and continue to promote this cutting-edge range at conferences and conventions.

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) are minimally invasive surgical procedures deploying laparoscopic techniques to remove the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes, and occasionally the ovaries, through the vagina. The advantages over open hysterectomy are quicker patient recovery time and discharge from hospital, and a negligible level of residual abdominal scarring. Patients routinely undergo TLH procedures for both oncological (i.e. cancer of the uterus or fallopian tubes) and benign (fibroids or other non-lethal pathologies) reasons.

During TLH, the uterus is detached from the ligaments attaching it to other pelvic structures using laparoscopic tools. If the fallopian tubes and ovaries are to be removed, they are also detached from the relevant ligaments and blood supply.

Then everything to be removed is extracted via the vagina. During the procedure, the uterus needs to be manipulated, moved and held in various positions to assist with cutting and dissection: the ColpoWave and CerviGrip are designed for this purpose.

Stericom is exclusive UK distributor for the innovative SurgiTools range of instrumentation for TLH/LAVH. This equipment includes the single-use ColpoWave colpotomizer, the CerviGrip uterine manipulator, and an inflatable balloon for CO2 retention during the cuff closing stage, plus a range of reusable laparoscopic tools.

The range also includes capital equipment such as the SurgiAssist Uterine Positioner and Camera Holder which replace surgical assistants, so saving hospital staff time and resources, plus other complementary equipment for the TLH procedure.