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 News Release - October 3, 2007

Country's First Single Port Abdominal Surgery Performed at Cleveland Clinic using Uni-X(TM) Instruments by Pnavel Systems, Inc.

CLEVELAND--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Dr. Jihad H. Kaouk, director of Robotic Urologic Surgery at Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation recently performed the first two successful laparoscopic operations using The Uni-X(TM) Single Port Access Laparoscopic System, a single, multi-cannula laparoscopic port and specially designed curved instrumentation.

In one procedure, Dr. Kaouk performed a retroperitoneal kidney tumor cryoablation solely through a single small incision on the side of the patient's abdomen without cutting through any muscle.

In another procedure, Dr. Kaouk performed the first kidney operation in the United States entirely through a small hidden incision in the patient's belly button.

About Uni-X Single Access Laparoscopic System for Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Uni-X(TM) Single Port Access Laparoscopic System is the first one-port laparoscopic system which consists of a single multi-cannula laparoscopic port and a variety of curved laparoscopic instruments. The system eliminates the need for additional ports, resulting in less morbidity, improved cosmesis, and reduced cost. The Uni-X(TM) requires minimal changes in current laparoscopic technique.

The system, which was invented by Dr. Gregory Piskun, Morganville, NJ is being offered by Pnavel Systems, Inc. Dr. Piskun performed and reported the first series of one-incision umbilical laparoscopic gallbladder removal in the scientific literature in 1999. For additional information, please contact Dr. Piskun at 718-645-6304 or

Source: Pnavel Systems

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