The GreenEgg is a Patent Pending Class 1 medical device used for manipulation and visualization in applications such as colorectal, vaginal or intestinal surgery. The GreenEgg incorporates Tissue Reveal Technology™ that fluoresces under near infrared light to provide enhanced tissue feedback during surgery.
How does the GreenEgg work?
In visible light mode (Near Infra-Red / NIR disabled), the Green Egg™ is used to hold, manipulate and probe during minimally invasive surgery procedures.
EndoGlow surgical devices incorporate Tissue Reveal Technology™ and will fluoresce when placed under Near Infra-Red (NIR) light.
With NIR imaging enabled, GreenEgg™ fluoresces, enhancing identification of anatomical structures and tissue layers.
Note: Laparoscopic and Surgical Robotic equipment that are equipped with NIR imaging capabilities to work with ICG dyes will also work with EndoGlow’s Tissue Reveal Technology™. An example of a compatible system is the Davinci™ from Intuitive Surgical. Contact EndoGlow for questions regarding other compatible systems
With both visible and NIR images, surgeons have more information to make decisions with.
"Anything that makes anatomy 'pop' really makes dissection easier and I 100% believe it is harder to injure something you actually see." - Dr. Marc Eigg
GreenEgg is used in the following areas
The GreenEgg is a manipulator that trans-illuminates the rectum or vagina. This is beneficial with identification of subsurface pathology such as endometriosis or identifying scar tissue during a bladder dissection.
In urological surgeries such as radical prostatectomies or cystectomies, the GreenEgg manipulates and back lights the vagina or rectum, enhancing anatomic borders. The fluorescence promotes the sensation of relative tissue depth during robotic minimally invasive surgeries. Both aspects have been beneficial when educating surgical learners to operative techniques.
Rectal cancer can distort anatomy. The GreenEgg rectal manipulator provides the added benefit of trans-tissue illumination. This allows the surgeon to view the natural borders of the rectum, identify any intrarectal pathology and illuminate gaps in an anastomosis.
Improves Anatomical Exposure
The GreenEgg manipulates the rectum and/or vagina for better anatomical exposure during surgery.
Back Lights the Anatomy for Better Tissue Visualization
Back lighting anatomy provides surgeons additional information not available with minimally invasive surgical equipment that lights anatomy from the front.
Power Free Florescence
The GreenEgg fluoresces when energized by Imaging systems using Near Infra Red (NIR) cameras and illumination. This design enables the GreenEgg to provide full functionality without power cords or batteries.
Easy to Use Design
The GreenEgg can be used by those that have experience with traditional manipulators, reducing training needs and ensuring that surgical flow is not interrupted.
Every GreenEgg is individually wrapped and sterilized. This ensures that the GreenEgg is available on demand without worrying about sterilization schedules associated with re-usable devices.