There are an estimated 15 million laparoscopic procedures performed annually worldwide (Research and Markets, 2018). While laparoscopic surgeries are less invasive, closing abdominal access ports remains a challenging and time-consuming task. Many surgeons today manually close the ports with sutures, adding up to 20 minutes per surgery. Some surgeons use a dedicated closure device, instead of a simple suture, which significantly adds to procedure costs and may present safety problems, especially with the last port.
Gordian Surgical has developed TroClose, a port access-closure system that offers surgeons a simple, secure, and safe solution to open and close the abdominal wall during laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures.
Why is TroClose1200 unique?
Is the only FDA-cleared and CE-marked product of its kind on the market
Quick to learn (minimal training) and easy to use
Facilitates closure of 10 millimeter and above laparoscopic ports currently not closed due to technical complexity
Designed for improved safety
The Legend of the Gordian Knot
As a way of thanking the gods for his good fortune, King Midas used an intricate knot to tie his wagon to a pole, which he then placed in the center of a shrine (located in what is now modern-day Turkey). Fashioned from the bark of a dogwood tree, the knot left no exposed ends. An oracle foretold that the person who could loosen the knot would rule all of Asia. The tree bark dried and hardened. The knot was moved to the ancient city of Gordium. Over the years, thousands tried their hand at untying the knot. Only one succeeded: Alexander the Great.
Today, a Gordian knot represents a seemingly unsolvable challenge. We chose the name Gordian to represent our out-of-the-box solution for tying surgical knots.
Alexander Cutting The Gordian Knot (Fedele Fischetti)