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Covidien introduces new surgical devices

Covidien has introduced Versaport bladeless optical 5 mm trocar and two new line extensions to the LigaSure 5 mm blunt tip sealer portfolio.

The Versaport’s bladeless optical tip enables clear visualization and identification of the tissue layers during insertion in laparoscopic and thoracic procedures on the first entry.

The low-profile design of Versaport also delivers optimal maneuverability, even when the trocar is used in small spaces.

The company’s new shaft lengths including 20 cm and 44 cm in its LigaSure 5 mm blunt tip, provide surgeons with more versatility when operating on patients with different body shapes and sizes.

Covidien surgical solutions chief technology officer Paul Hermes said the new products were designed to provide enhancements to surgeons so they can perform minimally invasive surgery more effectively.

The company said these new products, along with its other surgical device technology, were displayed at SAGES 2012, the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons at the San Diego Convention Center from 7-10 March 2012.