Transanal Colon Resection (TaCR) Feasible Says Study

Fortimedix Surgical tells us about cadaver case series results that demonstrate the feasibility of its symphonX™ based surgical platform for transanal colon resection (TaCR).


Fortimedix Surgical’s symphonX™ is the world’s first single-port surgery solution compatible with a standard 15mm laparoscopic trocar. Emulating conventional, multi-port laparoscopy makes symphonX™ easy to use and enables surgeons to perform procedural steps ergonomically, allowing for a comfortable and secure single-port approach. symphonX™ is poised to deliver on the promise of single-port surgery, including fewer port-site complications, less post-operative pain, faster recovery and exceptional cosmesis, elevating the standard of care in laparoscopy.

The studies (n=5) were performed in 2016 and 2017 by internationally renowned surgeon Dr. Karl-Hermann Fuchs, who serves on the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. The results demonstrate that further reduction of abdominal trocars and operative trauma during transanal colon resection is possible and that pure TaCR using a modified version of the symphonX™ surgical platform seems feasible. The data also reveals a promising learning curve, suggesting that clinicians are able to learn the technique of using this platform quickly.  symphonX™ is the world’s smallest single-port surgery solution for use in minimally invasive abdominal laparoscopic surgery.

The findings were presented last week at the American Society For Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) NOSCAR Summit in Downers Grove, IL. Indeed the study findings were also presented at the 25th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) in Frankfurt am Main by Dr. Hans F. Fuchs last month.

Physician comments

“When performing transanal colon resection, it is important to have the right tools that provide sufficient range of motion to reach target anatomies with ease and achieve excellent triangulation for optimal tissue manipulation, retraction and exposure,” said Dr. Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Chief of Surgery at Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Frankfurt am Main. “These cadaver studies show that the symphonX™ based platform enables transanal colon resection with the aid of only a single 5mm transabdominal trocar for visualization. This is an important result that could have positive effects on patient outcomes in terms of post-operative pain, wound complications and hernia development following surgery. We are optimistic that further studies will confirm this finding. The next step will be an in vivo surgery with this modified symphonX™ platform.”

Source: Globe Newswire

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