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Boston Scientific’s Urology/Gynecology Products Featured In Studies At Global Congress

Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston Scientific) will present two clinical studies featuring the company's Urology/Gynecology products at the 38th annual Global Congress for Minimally Invasive Gynecology (AAGL). The products includes pelvic floor reconstruction systems and mid-urethral sling systems used to treat pelvic floor vaginal wall prolapse and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), as well as an endometrial ablation system used to address menorrhagia.

The company announced its schedule of events at the 38th annual Global Congress for Minimally Invasive Gynecology (AAGL), which runs from November 15-19 in Orlando, Florida.

Schedule of Key Presentations and Events (All times ET; all events held at the Gaylord Palms Resort.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clinical Study: Synthetic Mid-Urethral Sling Placement. Scott Serels, M.D., will present results from a study titled “Cadaveric Assessment of Synthetic Mid-Urethral Sling Placement” during Plenary Session 5 (Urogynecology) at 2:26 p.m. in Osceola 1-3. The study is intended to visually assess placement of mid-urethral synthetic slings against the urethra at the end of a procedure regardless of the fact that they may be placed by different methods, anchored to different muscles and tensioned by different means.

Video Session: Use of the Mid-Saggital Hemi-Pelvis. Dennis Miller, M.D., and Dobie Giles, M.D., will present a video titled “Use of the Mid-Saggital Hemi-Pelvis to Demonstrate Surgical Anatomy for Vaginal Surgery,” which demonstrates a novel approach to teaching physicians about the pelvic anatomy. It will be featured during Video Session 1 (Education) at 11:09 a.m. in Osceola-D.

Company Sponsored Symposium: The Company will sponsor a symposium titled “Advanced Training Using a Hemi-Pelvis Cadaver for Pelvic Reconstruction and Stress Urinary Incontinence Procedures” from 5:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. in Sun Ballroom-B.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Clinical Study: Comparison of Outcomes in Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery. Gina Sternschuss, M.D., Cynthia D. Hall, M.D., and Sharon Jakus, M.D., will present results from a study titled “Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery Using Pinnacle Mesh Kit vs. Open Abdominal vs. Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: Comparison of Outcomes” during Open Communications Session 8 (Urogynecology) at 12:05 p.m. in Ocseola-B. The study is intended to determine success rates of three different types of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (abdominal sacrocolpopexy, laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, and vaginal mesh procedure) in order to compare vaginal surgery using mesh to “gold standard” surgery for POP-sacrocolpopexy.

Demonstration: da Vinci Paravaginal Repair. Michael Douso, M.D., will demonstrate a da Vinci paravaginal repair with a Xenform Soft Tissue Matrix Repair during Video Session 10 (Pelvic Floor Surgery) at 3:20 p.m. in Ocseola-D.

Poster Session: Solyx Single Incision Sling System to Treat SUI. Scott Serels, M.D., Michael Douso, M.D., and Glori Short, M.D., will present a poster titled “Retrospective Review of Early Experience Using the Solyx™ Single Incision Sling System to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women – Intraoperative Experience,” which retrospectively assesses surgical parameters and short-term safety of the Solyx Single Incision Sling System.

Company Sponsored Breakfast: The Company will sponsor a breakfast symposium titled “Breakfast with the Endometrial Ablation Experts” from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in Osceola 1-3.

Boston Scientific’s Urology/Gynecology business offers products for pelvic floor reconstruction, including the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Kit Devices and the Uphold Vaginal Support System, as well as a complete line of mid-urethral sling systems for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, including the Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System and the recently launched Solyx Single Incision Sling System. The company also offers the Hydro ThermAblator System (HTA System) for the treatment of menorrhagia. Boston Scientific will present its latest innovations at booth 400 in the Exhibition Hall.