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PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(R) 3.0S

Thu, 07/08/2010 - 10:37am
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PALO ALTO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced the launch of the PEAK PlasmaBlade® 3.0S dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This revolutionary product features a 3.0mm wide blade for even greater cutting precision, integrated suction for enhanced visibility, and a telescoping shaft that extends from 5.5 cm to 15 cm for improved surgical access. The PlasmaBlade 3.0S is cleared for use in general, plastic and reconstructive, ENT, gynecologic, orthopedic, arthroscopic, spinal and neurological surgical procedures in the United States.

"I have found the PlasmaBlade 3.0S to be an excellent precision dissection instrument for my spine surgery procedures," said John Peloza, M.D., director of the Center for Spine Care in Dallas, Texas. "The PlasmaBlade 3.0S not only precisely cuts and cauterizes pathological tissue but the reduced thermal damage to surrounding healthy tissue has translated into clinical benefits for my patients."

"The access and visibility with the PlasmaBlade 3.0S is excellent," said Helson Pacheco-Serrant, M.D., director of Neurosurgical Specialists of El Paso in El Paso, Texas. "The speed with which I can perform precise dissections near sensitive structures without worrying about thermal spread is a real advantage to both me and my patients. To date, my patients have experienced excellent post-operative recoveries, which I believe is due to the reduced thermal injury profile of this device."

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