A new surgical circular stapler with reduced risk of anastomotic leak.
Anastomotic leaks are among the most dreaded complications after gastrointestinal surgery. It occurs when the two ends of intestines are detached after being connected with staples after the surgical procedure. Gastrointestinal content may then leak out into the chest or abdominal cavity with a potentially fatal outcome for the patient. Existing equipment for stapling with a fixed anvil have obvious limitations increasing the risk of anastomotic leak.
Koppler represent a novel design of a surgical stapler with a foldable anvil causing less stress on the anastomosis and thereby reducing the risk of leak after stapling. koppler represent a novel technology solving a severe problem in gastrointestinal surgery.
Patent filed in June 2016, concept verified in vivo. Seeking commercial partners.