PEACE OF MIND FOR GYN SURGERY
Facilitating simple and safe laparoscopic gynecological surgery.
An intuitive, simple-to-use containment system for secure removal of large internal organs during laparoscopic surgery.
The single-use LapBox employs simple mechanical principles to ensure secure organ retrieval in laparoscopic surgery. LapBox serves as a fully contained space within the inflated abdomen within which the surgeon can effectively morcellate large organs such as the uterus, without the risks associated with tissue morcellation.
The system provides rapid deployment using a minimal number of components and steps.
HOW IT WORKS
Using a delivery system that acts as its own trocar, a double-walled containment chamber is introduced into the inflated abdomen. The chamber is deployed with the surgeon’s full control over its location and orientation. The organ is placed inside the chamber, which is then inflated to its full size.
The chamber sleeve is extracted from the abdomen and the desired port is inserted, resulting in a fully enclosed chamber within the abdomen in which the surgeon can safely perform manual or power morcellation.
Laparoscopic GYN surgeries that include the removal of large organs require morcellation – either manual or using a power morcellator, a device that shreds the large organ, allowing it to be removed from the body via a small incision. Since 2014 there has been a reduction in the use of laparoscopic GYN surgery due to the inherent risk of tissue spreading throughout the surgical cavity.
GYN procedures using open surgery can result in extended procedures, longer hospitalization or healing periods, and a higher rate of complications at a substantial cost to patients and healthcare providers.
There is widespread demand in the surgical community for increased use of laparoscopic surgery for such procedures and a solution to the morcellation challenge is needed. To date, no device has gained broad market adoption, leaving a significant unaddressed clinical need.
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the US, with approximately 600,000 procedures performed annually. The number of procedures worldwide is estimated to be at least double the US figure. Approximately one-third of American women undergo hysterectomy by the age of 60.
LapBox may also be beneficial for other common gynecological procedures and in other surgical domains.
- Removal of adnexal masses
LapBox facilitates laparoscopic GYN surgery
Enabling efficient manual and power morcellation
Allowing organ removal via a small incision
Shorter procedures, reduced hospitalization, faster healing period
Addressing an unmet clinical need
Ark Surgical Ltd. is a privately held Israeli medical device company dedicated to improving the provision of surgical care to the benefit of women worldwide. The company was founded by experts in the field of medical device development with hands-on experience in the clinical setting. Ark Surgical operates as a portfolio company of the NGT³ (Next Generation Technology) fund located in Nazareth, Israel.