Procedures

Tissue Reveal Technology for NIR Fluorescence Assisted Surgeries

 

GYNECOLOGY

In gynecologic surgeries, EndoGlow products aid the surgeon by trans-illuminating the rectum and vagina.  This can be beneficial with the identification of subsurface pathology, assisting in the visual identification of scar tissue and evaluating relative tissue depth during robotic assisted surgery.

Endometriosis

Resection

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  • Not visualizing sub-surface endometriosis.

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Enhanced visualization of subsurface endometriosis by trans-illuminating the tissue.

  • Superior identification and removal of endometriosis without the use of a proctoscope. 

  • Decreased operative time  and sterilization costs.

Resection of recurrent gynecologic cancers

  • Resection of recurrent gynecologic malignancies is done visually. 

  • Seeding may be optically obscured resulting in incomplete resection and poorer patient outcomes.

Placing the manipulator in the rectum or the vagina will back light the tissue and amplify areas of recurrence or seeding.

  • More complete resection of recurrent cancer will result in improved prognosis.

  • Can be used in conjunction with ICG identifying sentinel lymph nodes.

Post-radiation oncologic resections

Sacrocolpopexy

By using the manipulator in the rectum or vagina,  anatomic borders are  delineated and  surgical planes are enhanced leading to a decrease in perforation of the bladder, rectum or vagina.

  • By decreasing intraoperative complications, patient outcomes are improved, and surgical time is minimized

By placing the manipulator in the vagina and back lighting the tissue, the surgical planes are enhanced and mesh placement is facilitated. Incidental entry into the bladder or vagina is illuminated.

  • Surgical time is minimized with improved visualization.
    Decreased mesh related complications by avoiding and recognizing incidental cystotomies or vaginal/rectal perforations.

  • Radiation results in scaring, poor tissue quality and an increase in intraoperative complications.

  • Post-hysterectomy dissection of a scarred bladder off the vagina can result in incidental cystotomies, vaginotomies and prolonged operative time.

 

UROLOGY

In urological surgeries such as radical prostatectomies or cystectomies, back lighting the vagina or rectum enhances anatomic borders.   The fluorescence promotes the sensation of relative tissue depth during robotic minimally invasive surgeries. 

  • Preserve post-operative vaginal length and sexual function.

  • Expedite dissections and visualize subsurface pathology.

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Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

  • Rectal injury

(incidence 1.8-2.2%) 4

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Heightened posterior prostate plane visualization and dissection.

  • Reduced rectal injuries.

  • Opportunity for 100% intraoperative recognition of rectal injuries.

Heightened posterior prostate plane visualization and dissection.

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  • Reduced rectal injuries. 
    Opportunity for 100% intraoperative recognition of rectal injuries.

  • Rectal injury

(incidence .08%-1.2%) 10, 13

Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy

Female Cystectomy

  • Incidental vaginotomy

  • Shortening of vaginal length

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By trans-illuminating the vaginal tissue, anatomic borders are enhanced facilitating the dissection of the bladder off of the vaginal tissue.

 

colorectal

Rectal cancer can distort anatomy.  By utilizing the GreenEgg™ rectal manipulator to  trans-illuminate tissue, surgeons can view the natural borders of the rectum, identify subsurface pathology and illuminate gaps in an anastomosis.

Rectal cancer resection

  • Seeding may be optically obscured resulting in incomplete resection and poorer patient outcomes.

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Placing the manipulator in the rectum or the vagina will back light the tissue and amplify areas of recurrence or seeding.

  • More complete resection of recurrent cancer will result in improved cancer prognoses.

Salvage pelvic surgery after radiation and/or chemotherapy

  • Radiation results in scaring, poor tissue quality and an increase in intraoperative complications.

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Using the manipulator in the rectum or vagina, the anatomy is back-lit for better visualization of surgical planes and a decrease in perforation of the bladder, rectum or vagina.

  • By decreasing intraoperative complications, patient outcomes are improved, and surgical time is minimized.

Rectopexy

  • Visualization of the most distal portion of the rectum can be challenging.

Placing the manipulator in the rectum back lights the area and outlines crucial anatomy decreasing unintentionally rectal injury.

  • A more distal dissection will result in superior surgical outcomes and decreased rectal injuries.

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Evaluating lower anastomosis sites

  • Rectal anastomosis sites need to be evaluated for complete circumferential closure.

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Fluorescent signaling to identify incomplete anastomosis closure.

  • Incomplete rectal anastomosis can result in sepsis or fistula formation. Better patient outcomes are expected with primary closure and decreased cost with from fewer re-hospitalizations.

Resection of infiltrating endometriosis

  • Deep infiltrating intestinal endometriosis  can be missed without the use of a proctoscope5.

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Tran-illuminating of tissue  allows for the visualization of sub-surface pathology.

  • Superior identification and removal of endometriosis without the use of a proctoscope. 

  • Decreased operative time  and sterilization costs.

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surgical teaching

EndoGlow products enhance anatomic borders, illuminate surgical planes and allow the surgical learner to see relative tissue depth.  These benefits can enhance surgical confidence in and of the surgical trainee, potentially shortening the learning curve for minimally invasive surgeries. 

Radical prostatectomies

  • Lack of haptics during robotic cases

  • Inability to feel tissue quality or tissue depth

  • Input for real time surgical decision making is visual

  • Absence of sub-surface pathology palpation
     

EndoGlow products back light tissues to outline anatomic borders, reveal subsurface pathology and enhance surgical planes.   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. 

  • Decreased learning curve for minimally invasive surgical learners

  • Reduce visceral injuries

  • Opportunity for 100% intraoperative recognition of luminal (rectal, bladder, vaginal) injuries.

  • Enhanced visualization of surgical landmarks for better communication between all members of the surgical team.

Bladder dissections 

Rextopexies

Reconstructive pelvic surgery

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NIR Laparoscope and Robotic Surgical System Usage

  • NIR features on Laparoscopes and Robotic Surgical Systems may not be used as students are not familiar with the features.

  • Hospital investments in these systems are not optimized 

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Utilizing EndoGlow products during surgical teaching introduces the NIR features of various surgical platforms.

  • Students learn more about innovations in imaging, surgical technologies and techniques

  • Hospital investments in technology are optimized.

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