Surgical Applications — General

RESECTION PROCEDURES

Recommend: Standard Flexible LightMat® and/or VersaLight™

  • Lower Anterior Resection (LAR)
  • Abdominoperineal Resection (APR)
  • Miles Resection
  • Ileoanal Endorectal pull through (J pouch)

How, When and Why It Helps

  • Typically performed to remove diseased sections of the large intestines, bowels or rectum.
  • LightMat® helps the surgeons as as s/he dissects deeper into the pelvis.
  • This helps the surgeon:
    • See vascularization and important landmarks
    • Assess the anatomical structure and tissue condition
    • Find bleeders then repair them, saving time and blood

ANAL PROCEDURES

Recommend: Ultra-Thin LightMat®

  • Anal Fissure repair
  • Polypod diseases (Polypectomy)
How, When and Why It Helps

  • Performed to repair tears or remove masses in the walls of the rectum. Although some of the repairs are not too deep, the cavity is typically small and difficult to access.
  • The LightMat®helps the surgeon:
    • See and avoid nerve clusters
    • Locate bleeders, saving time and blood
    • Accurately dissect the tissue

BARIACTRIC PROCEDURES

Recommend: Standard Flexible LightMat®

  • Gastric by-pass
  • Vertical banded Gastroplasty (VBG)
  • Stomach Stapling procedure
How, When and Why It Helps

  • The larger the patient the more value the LightMat adds to the procedure.
  • The LightMat®helps the surgeon:
    • See vascularization and important landmarks
    • Locate bleeders, saving time and blood

PARATHYROID AND THYROID REMOVAL

Recommend: Ultra-Thin LightMat®

How, When and Why It Helps

  • Partial or total removal of glands located in the neck.
  • The incision is typically small and the surgeon is working deep and close to nerves in the vocal cord and other critical arteries and nerves.
  • The LightMat®helps the surgeon:
    • See and avoid critical nerves and arteries.
    • Helps multiple surgeons see inside a 2-4 cm incision.

PERINEAL PROSTATECTOMY

Recommend: Ultra-Thin LightMat®

How, When and Why It Helps

  • Removal of the Prostate from the Perineal region.
  • The LightMat Helps the surgeon:
    • See and avoid the bladder neck and urethra
    • See vascularization and important landmarks
    • See and avoid critical nerves and the seminal vesicle
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