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Press Releases from TransEnterix (9 total)

TransEnterix Receives Global Entrepreneurial TiE50 Award

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – For demonstrating ingenuity and innovation as a life-science startup company, TransEnterix has received the prestigious TiE50 Award for 2011. The TiE50 Awards are given each year by TiE, the organizer of TiEcon, the world’s largest annual conference for entrepreneurs. One of 10 winners in the life-sciences category, TransEnterix was chosen for the honor from among 1,600-plus enterprising start-up companies worldwide. Founded in 1992 in Silicon

Surgeon Adopts Belly Button System at West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Dr. Juan-Carlos Verdeja uses minimally invasive SPIDER® Surgical System, which leaves no visible scar MIAMI – Patients admitted to a 21st-century hospital deserve 21st-century surgical care. So says Dr. Juan-Carlos Verdeja, the founding president of the medical staff at West Kendall Baptist Hospital and an internationally recognized pioneer of advanced surgical techniques. West Kendall Baptist Hospital, which opened April 27, is the first completely new, non-replacement hospital built in Miami in

Portland Surgeon Completes Nation’s First SPIDER MicroLap Gastric Band

Dr. Emma Patterson finds new technology minimizes invasiveness; patient reports no scarring, fast recovery PORTLAND, ORE. – As a mother who has had four C-sections, Amy Boyle knows first-hand how uncomfortable abdominal surgery can be and how long it can take to recover afterward. So when her surgeon, Dr. Emma Patterson, proposed using SPIDER MicroLap tools during Boyle’s recent gastric band weight-loss procedure because they don’t require open incisions, Boyle gladly


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – TransEnterix has introduced the next generation of its revolutionary SPIDER® Surgical System. The company unveiled the latest version of its single-incision, multi-port, triangulating system today at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) taking place in San Antonio, Texas. The new SPIDER Surgical System delivers several key advances – including increased strength for dissecting and retracting tissue, added precision

TransEnterix Continues to Advance Laparoscopic Surgery Through Innovation

New line of 3mm SPIDER MicroLap™ surgical instruments paves way for ‘freckle’ surgery RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – TransEnterix, which is changing the surgical landscape with its innovative SPIDER® Surgical System, has unveiled a new set of minimally invasive instruments for surgeons. Called the SPIDER MicroLap instruments, the new line includes all of the familiar tools surgeons use during laparoscopic procedures – only in TransEnterix’s case, each instrument is 2.7

Florida’s Only Female Bariatric Surgeon Adopts SPIDER Surgical System

New technology allows Dr. Tiffany Jessee to perform gastric-band procedure entirely through one incision ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. – As Florida’s only female bariatric surgeon, Dr. Tiffany Jessee has tried surgical systems claiming to make it easy to operate entirely through a single incision – only to discover that really, they didn’t. That was before Jessee tried the TransEnterix SPIDER® Surgical System. Since adopting the SPIDER system last March, Jessee has seen

Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Adopts SPIDER® System for Gastric Banding

As both surgeon and gastric band patient, Dr. Adam Smith appreciates system’s fewer incisions FORT WORTH, TEXAS – As one of Fort Worth’s most prominent bariatric surgeons, Dr. Adam Smith understands that less incisions generally means less pain for his patients. It’s one reason why he finds the TransEnterix SPIDER® Surgical System, a new advance in minimally invasive surgery, so appealing. And speaking as a patient who lost – and

University of Miami Surgeon Removes Kidney Through Patient’s Belly Button

MIAMI – A surgeon at UHealth-the University of Miami Health System recently removed a patient’s kidney through her belly button, leaving no visible scar. Dr. Raymond J. Leveillee, chief of the division of endourology and laparoscopy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, used the TransEnterix SPIDER® Surgical System to successfully complete a nephrectomy on Joanna Armas, a 26-year-old Miami resident. It marked the first time a South

TransEnterix Lands Surgical Device Executive to Serve as Chief Technology Office …

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Richard M. Mueller has been named chief technology officer at TransEnterix. A research and development expert in the field of minimally invasive surgical devices, Mueller most recently served as vice president of product development at NuVasive Inc., a publicly traded spinal device company that has experienced tremendous growth fueled by rapid product innovation. During his five years at NuVasive, Mueller managed the company’s exponential product

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