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 News Release - June 22, 2010

Aragon Surgical Announces Successful First Cases with the Lektrafuse CAIMAN in Bariatric Surgery

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Aragon Surgical, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the first 100 bariatric surgical procedures with its Lektrafuse CAIMAN System. Lektrafuse is used during a bariatric weight reduction procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy which works by permanently decreasing the size of the patient’s stomach. The Lektrafuse CAIMAN System is used during this procedure to cut and seal the short gastric vessels and omentum.

Nirmal Jayaseelan MD of the Dallas Bariatric Center, who has completed numerous Lektrafuse CAIMAN sleeve gastrectomies in as little as 38 minutes, commented, “The Lektrafuse CAIMAN has a unique combination of longer seal length plus articulation, which I believe significantly decreases my procedure time. Faster procedures benefit the patient, especially in bariatric surgery. I also find that I am routinely able to seal tissue with one device pass as opposed to the double sealing that sometimes is required of other devices and, most importantly, there is no visual thermal damage to surrounding tissue.”

Roseanne Varner, President and CEO of Aragon Surgical said, “Bariatric procedures are an important area of focus for us, and we are encouraged that surgeons and their patients have been able to benefit from our technology. Lektrafuse CAIMAN is designed to deliver speed, seal quality and ease of use for the surgeon. We look forward to expanding the usage of the Lektrafuse technology as this procedure gains acceptance within the bariatric surgical community.”

About Aragon Surgical, Inc.

Founded in 2005, Aragon Surgical, Inc. is a venture-backed medical device company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA. Its proprietary Lektrafuse System is designed to help surgeons in the performance of bariatric, robotic, and open procedures. Aragon Surgical is dedicated to pioneering the utilization of Lektrafuse in applications unmet by current RF devices.

Source: Aragon Surgical

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