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Mini-gastric bypass performed with SPIDER Surgical System

The addition of mini-gastric bypass will increase the utility of SPIDER in more complex minimally invasive bariatric surgery

TransEnterix’s minimally invasive surgical platform, the SPIDER Surgical System, has been used to successfully perform a mini-gastric bypass.

The procedure was performed by Dr Michel Gagner at Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris. Gagner was assisted by Professor Jean-Marc Chevallier, who heads the hospital’s digestive, endoscopy and obesity department.

“The patient is doing quite well and this procedure is well suited for SPIDER,” Gagner said. “The need to create a single anasatomosis is easily achieved with the help of SPIDER and its flexible instruments. It is probable that the addition of mini-gastric bypass will increase the utility of SPIDER in more complex minimally invasive bariatric surgery worldwide.”

When using the SPIDER Surgical System, the surgeon makes a small incision, inserts the device and opens it inside the patient’s abdomen like an umbrella. SPIDER’s expansion allows the surgeon to comfortably and precisely manipulate 360-degree-rotating, flexible instruments at angles that enhance access and dexterity at the operating site. When the procedure is completed, the surgeon closes the system and removes it through the same incision.

Gagner used a section of the patient’s stomach to create a narrow sleeve and attach it to the small intestine, bypassing the main section of stomach. The mini-gastric bypass works by restricting the amount of food a patient consumes and inhibiting the body’s appetite processes, both of which support a patient’s weight-loss efforts.

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