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 News Release - July 27, 2010

New Robotic 8.5mm Endoscope PassPort(R) Now on the Market

Patton Surgical Launches Laparoscopic Access Instrumentation for Use with the da Vinci® Surgical System

AUSTIN, Texas--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Patton Surgical Corporation, an Austin, Texas-based medical device company specializing in the development of laparoscopic surgical instrumentation, today announced the worldwide launch of its newest product, the Robotic 8.5mm endoscope PassPort®, designed to be used with the da Vinci® Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical.

Patton Surgical’s patent-pending Robotic 8.5mm endoscope PassPort is the first disposable 8.5mm endoscope trocar available for use with da Vinci Surgical Systems and the newest da Vinci Si™ 8.5mm 3D endoscope. The 8.5mm PassPort has been validated by Intuitive Surgical for use in da Vinci robotic procedures, specifically gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies, sacralcolpopexies, myomectomies and tubal ligations. Patton Surgical’s robotic 12x100mm PassPort has also been validated by Intuitive Surgical for use with da Vinci Surgical Systems and both products are available for purchase from Patton Surgical.

With the rapid expansion of robotic surgery, fueled by surgeon demand and, most importantly, patient value based on efficacy of procedure and low invasiveness, the PassPort double-shielded trocar offers several unique benefits. It provides robotic-assisted surgeons with a port that adapts securely to the da Vinci camera mount, allows for precise port placement due to its clear cannula with remote center bands and has a low-profile cannula head to maximize range of motion.

Most notably, the PassPort robotic camera port is equipped with features designed to reduce complications before, during and after the procedure: 1) the protective SmartTip™ allows for controlled, blunt entry, 2) the unique seal design maintains a clear endoscope, and 3) the PassPort leaves behind a small fascial defect.

“Our company collaborates with surgeons to create innovative solutions to common surgical problems,” said Dr. Michael Patton, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Patton Surgical. “Surgeons utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System want to take full advantage of this revolutionary technology without distraction. By incorporating our award-winning PassPort trocars and highly functional robotic cannulas, robotic-assisted surgeons are able to focus 100% of their attention on the surgical procedure. This new product launch underscores the importance of our technology in advancing minimally invasive and robotic surgery beyond conventional laparoscopy to the next generation of MIS.”

About Patton Surgical

Patton Surgical was established to improve the quality of patient care through advancements in surgical instrument technology and provides award-winning laparoscopic access devices for both conventional and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The PassPort® trocar—the only double-shielded access device on the market—is successfully used at leading medical institutions and is endorsed by renowned laparoscopic surgeons worldwide because it provides unique protection against catastrophic vessel and organ injury. Patton Surgical is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

Source: Patton Surgical

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