SOURCE: Prosurgics


January 19, 2010 07:05 ET

South Fulton Medical Center First in Georgia to Purchase Prosurgics' FreeHand® Laparoscopic Camera Controller

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Surgical robotics company Prosurgics announces today the first sale of a FreeHand® laparoscopic camera controller in Georgia.

Supporting the Atlanta metro area, the South Fulton Medical Center is a modern facility known for medical innovation and state-of-the-art equipment. Two top surgeons, Dr. Kevin Edmonds and Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, performed a series of surgeries this fall using FreeHand. Dr. Edmonds, an OB/GYN surgeon, used it for laparoscopic hysterectomies and other cases. Dr. Patel, a general surgeon, performed several other types of surgeries, including a colon resection.

FreeHand is a 15 lb. robotic device that gives surgeons direct control of the laparoscopic camera via a small, lightweight hands-free controller worn on the surgeon's head. Gentle head movements permit precise scope positioning and a rock-steady image, and faster surgery after a very rapid learning curve. FreeHand can be used to hold the laparoscope for all minimally invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures.

Bill Perry, President of Prosurgics Inc., said, "We are delighted that FreeHand is now being used at South Fulton. In addition to being affordable, FreeHand is the latest in advanced laparoscopic surgery technology and optimizes patient care in numerous surgical specialties. It is used widely in Europe, and this purchase represents another positive step in our rapidly expanding U.S. growth."

"The Freehand device facilitates minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery. Therefore the patient only has three small incisions, each smaller than the tip of your finger," says Kevin Edmonds, M.D., OB/GYN. "The device gives me and the surgical team the ability to work quickly and efficiently. The patient recovers 50% faster than traditional surgical methods and is usually back to regular activities within days. The incision is so small, future scarring is very minimal or none at all."

About Prosurgics

Prosurgics is dedicated to pioneering a new generation of innovative but affordable surgical robots. Its range of robotic solutions helps improve patient outcomes and healthcare economics in hospitals around the world. The company's technology portfolio encompasses image guided and tele-manipulator systems, surgical planning and intra-operative navigation.

With offices in the UK (Bracknell), USA (Cupertino, CA) and Germany and a global network of expert distributors, Prosurgics delivers innovative and effective solutions for today's surgeons and hospitals around the world.

Contact Information

  • For further information about FreeHand please contact:
    Bill Perry
    Prosurgics Inc.
    1-(408) 207 0600
    Email Contact

    Colin Robertson
    Global Marketing Director
    +44 (0)1344 742895
    Email Contact