Mr Subar is presenting his findings of using the FreeHand for laparoscopic liver surgery at the 2016 AUGIS Conference in Leeds.
Poster 180 – Titled: Is the use of a robotic camera economically viable? A cost comparison of surgical assistant versus robotic freehand in laparoscopic liver resections
It concludes: the robotic camera was safe and feasible to use. It was calculated to be more economically than an experienced surgical assistant. The robotic camera negates the financial need for one of the two assistants.
A new paper has been published on training with FreeHand with a group from the ICENI Centre, Colchester University Hospital and Anglia Ruskin University. It shows how quickly and easily competence to operate the device can be accomplished in a non-clinical situation with a group of 20 surgeons. At the conclusion of three short sets of exercises, 85% of users reported 'effective control of all movements' or 'competent intuitive movements' . In the final set of exercises, 95% of the surgeons completed them with a 'perfect' combination of head and foot movements.
Mohammed Sbaih, Thanjakumar H. A. Arulampalam & Roger W. Motson (2016): Rate of skill acquisition in the use of a robotic laparoscope holder (FreeHand®), Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, DOI: 10.1080/13645706.2016.1182031
OR Productivity is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with Amdel Medical (www.amdelmedical.com) to distribute Mediflex Surgical Products (www.mediflex.com) as sub-distributor with immediate effect in the South East and South West of the UK. Under the terms of the agreement Mediflex Surgical Products will be sold alongside the FreeHand robot. This provides an extensive range of complementary products that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of minimally invasive surgery, thereby allowing the UK sales and clinical specialists to provide a more complete offering to hospitals.
In the USA, the FreeHand robot is commercialised on an exclusive basis by Flexbar/Mediflex Surgical Products.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Tan Arulampalem has joined our Medical Advisory Board. Tan is a Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
He is Clinical Director of the ICENI Centre in Colchester and a Reader at Anglia Ruskin University. He is on the Council of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and on the Board of the International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeons. He is active in research, teaching, training and has acted as a Medical Advisor to BBC Drama.
We will be on Stand 60 at the 2016 European Association for Endoscopic Surgery Congress in Amsterdam
Come and see the FreeHand System and understand why it should be the default standard of care for laparoscopic procedures
Also at the meeting surgeons from Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust will be publishing a posters on the ease of training with FreeHand.
We are delighted to announce that we have signed an agreement with Getz Healthcare, part of the Getz Group of companies, who will be distributing FreeHand in Australia with immediate effect
We are pleased to announce a collaboration between Freehand 2010 Ltd and Asia Cardiovascular Products Limited who will work together to introduce and support the FreeHand technology in Asia.
Freehand will be exhibiting at the 2015 ALSGBI Annual Scientific Meeting at Southport