McLaren OB-GYN first in nation to use new device for laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy

Gynecological surgery device now scaled to better fit smaller hands, require less effort

FLINT, Mich.--()--I. Stanley Frye, MD, a board-certified OB-GYN, performed the nation’s first laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) procedure at McLaren Flint using a next generation device called an ENSEAL® X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer developed by surgical product manufacturer Ethicon.

“The handle and trigger of the ENSEAL unit were redesigned to be smaller and require less effort to operate, reducing surgeon fatigue,” noted Dr. Frye. “I’m not small and sometimes I had to use two hands to operate the previous version. This redesign will be especially helpful to female gynecologists who typically have smaller hands than men. This is a very beneficial upgrade.”

ENSEAL X1 Large Jaw features a more concentrated heat distribution and is approved for use in open general, gynecologic, urologic, thoracic and vascular procedures. The ENSEAL X1 enables surgeons to cut and seal vessels, and to cut, grasp and dissect tissue.

“Being on the forefront of product innovation and participating in research is advantageous to my patients,” added Dr. Frye.

Contacts

For McLaren Flint
Lisa O’Connor
(517) 487-3700
lisao@publicom.com

Release Summary

A surgeon at McLaren Flint is the first to perform a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy procedure with a device scaled to fit smaller hands and require less effort.

Contacts

For McLaren Flint
Lisa O’Connor
(517) 487-3700
lisao@publicom.com