Laparoscopic surgery is an up-to-date technique to perform surgeries through small incisions (3mm-15mm). In a laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon visualizes the surgical field via a laparoscope with an imaging system, and access the surgical sites in the abdominal cavity or pelvic region through slim surgical instruments. With a smaller incision compared to the traditional long incision (10-15cm), laparoscopic surgery provides tremendous benefits, such as less pain and complications, shorter recovery time and hospital stay, and better cosmetic effects. These benefits lead to a high adoption rate of this surgical approach, especially for appendectomy, reflux surgery, bariatric surgery, and cholecystectomy. The global market for laparoscopic devices is expected to reach US$7.5 billion by 2018 with a double-digit growth.
The laparoscopic device market is fueled by rapid technology innovations that provide better outcome, less complication rates, and less recovery time. Also, user-friendly features and better ergonomic designs are implemented into novel devices. As a leading player in the laparoscopy field, Medeon Biodesign, Inc. is continuously developing revolutionary technologies in the fields of obesity, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, nephrology, and urology.