For further information visit www.pssstlaparoscopy.com
For more information, please reference the following resources:
- EES Sales Professionals
- 1-800-USE-ENDO (873-3636)
Apollo Surgical Industries Booth #101
Apollo Surgical is a medical device company that was formed in 1997 by Dr. George Christoudias, a renowned laparoscopic general surgeon and oncologist who has been practicing for over 35 years and has performed over 15,000 operations in his career. In 1990, he became one of the first surgeons to embrace and practice the new minimally invasive surgery technique on a regular basis, giving him an early and insightful perspective on its equally new surgical technology.
After repeated disappointment in low-quality-high-cost instruments that smothered the efficiency of his operations, Dr. Christoudias founded Apollo Surgical to prove that better instruments make better surgeons and safer operating rooms.
Apollo has since grown into a company that designs, develops, and distributes a proprietary line of cutting-edge surgical products loyal to its mission to reduce frustration, cost, and waste in every OR, and to simultaneously increase efficiency, value, and safety in the healthcare industry.
Contact: Maritsa Nunziata
741 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666
Atrium Medical Booth #137
Atrium Medical Corporation, a division of MAQUET Cardiovascular, offers a full line of exciting products for soft tissue repair, including The C-QUR™ Family of omega 3 coated mesh. Atrium’s Indication by Design platform empowers the surgeon to use the most appropriate, mechanically durable and biocompatible mesh for each specific clinical requirement.
Atrium Biosurgery is dedicated to the development of pioneering advancements in biological, mechanical and therapeutic solutions for soft tissue reinforcement following trauma, surgery and/or other interventional procedures. Atrium’s latest innovation, C-QUR CentriFX™, is an omega 3 filament coated, multi-dimensional polypropylene mesh anatomically designed for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
Atrium was founded with the philosophy of providing the finest quality, most innovative and cost effective medical products available. This commitment to excellence and quality has earned Atrium the reputation as a leading edge medical device provider to the global healthcare community. To learn more, visit us at
Contact: Erin Anderson
5 Wentworth Drive Hudson, NH 03051
Cleveland Clinic, cSite Booth #121
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Surgical Innovation, Technology & Education (cSite) is a state-of-the-art facility that conducts labs & workshops, teleconferences, CME courses and product development. cSite exists to develop new or advance existing minimally invasive surgical techniques through innovation, research and education across all disciplines and specialties. cSite is a leader in the utilization, advancement and education of minimally invasive surgical techniques and practices. Please contact us to schedule your workshop today! http://csite.clevelandclinic.org or (216)-444-0174
Contact: Sarah Petro
9500 Euclid Ave., Suite #E32, Cleveland OH 44195
Conmed Booth #123
CONMED EndoSurgery specializes in the development and supply of endomechanical products such as trocars, clip appliers, scissors, and surgical staplers used in laparoscopic surgical procedures worldwide. Visit us at booth 123.
Contact: Paul Sandock/ Cheryl
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com
525 French Rd. Utica, NY 13502
Cooper Surgical Booth #102
CooperSurgical’s products allow the surgeon to focus on the surgery, not the equipment. Our uterine manipulation system, the RUMI II handle and easy load Koh-Efficient makes TLH Easier, Faster and Safer. Also included in our array of products are the Lone Star® retractor GYN kit, CT Closesure® and SeeClear®. Stop by for a demonstration.
Contact: Kathy Marino
75 Corporate Dr. Trumbull, CT 06611
Education Management Solutions, Inc. Booth #134
Distributed by EMS, LAP-X is now available in North America! Stop by booth # 134 for a demo. LAP-X is an innovative and intuitive virtual reality simulator for cost-effective motor skills training. It’s an excellent training aid to standardize, structure, and complement hands-on skills training in surgical residency programs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Contact: Amanda Mantes
436 Creamery Way, Suite 300 Exton, PA 19341
Elsevier, Inc. Booth #122
ELSEVIER is a leading publisher of health science publications, advancing medicine by delivering superior reference information and decision support tools to doctors, nurses, health practitioners and students. With an extensive media spectrum — print, online and handheld, we are able to supply the information you need in the most convenient format.
Contact: Jeff Francis
1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Booth #120
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company, develops and markets advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, focusing on procedure-enabling devices for the interventional diagnosis and treatment of conditions in general and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal health, gynecology and surgical oncology. More information can be found at www.ees.com
Contact: Annie Havens
Email: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
4545 Creek Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242
Gore and Associates Booth #107
Gore Medical Products Division has provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for three decades. During that time, more than 30 million innovative Gore Medical Devices have been implanted, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. The extensive Gore Medical family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical materials for hernia repair, soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement, and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac and general surgery.
Contact: Pamela Hickey
P.O. Box 2400, Flagstaff, AZ 86003-2400
Hitachi Aloka Medical Booth #124
Hitachi Aloka Medical’s commitment to ultrasound for surgeons allows us to offer a wide range of consoles and specifically designed transducers to meet the needs of every surgeon. Recognized for our superior image quality, outstanding system reliability and intuitive use of cutting edge technology, we remain the standard in the field of ultrasound for surgeons.
Contact: Jennifer Lanci
10 Fairfield Blvd. Wallingord, CT 06492
Intuitive Surgical Booth #139,140
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is the global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. The Company's da Vinci® Surgical System enables gynecologic surgeons everywhere to offer minimally invasive treatment to potentially hundreds of thousands of women.
Contact: Jonathan Conta/Rebecca
Email: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
1266 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Karl Storz Edoscopy-America, Inc. Booth #119
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, a leader in endoscopy solutions, offers products for MIS, single-site laparoscopy, and office-based procedures, including transvaginal endoscopy and tubal occlusion procedures. Products include Clickline®, RoBi® Rotating Bipolar Instruments, Rotocut G1 Morcellators and Image 1® HD video systems
Contact: Jocelyne Young/ Nicole
Email: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
2151 E Grand Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245
Lexion Medical Booth #127
LEXION Medical offers Insuflow® Laparoscopic Gas Conditioning System for laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, colorectal and TAMIS procedures that humidifies and warms CO2 to normal physiologic conditions and PneuVIEW®XE Laparoscopic Smoke Elimination System that virtually eliminates 100% of dangerous combustion by-products generated during laparoscopic procedures keeping the abdomen clear while maintaining the pneumoperitoneum.
Contact: Lynda Davis
545 Atwater Circle St. Paul, MN 55103
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Booth #138
Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins is The Professional’s First Choice for information, tools, and solutions to help professionals deliver quality results more efficiently. Our customer promise is to be the preferred global provider of information-enabled solutions to help professionals manage processes and drive results effectively.
Contact: Mike Thraikill
231 Allen Road Porter Corners, NY 12859
Lisa Laser USA Booth #104
The RevoLix™ laser is a proven technology that allows surgeons to perform laparoscopic and robotic procedures. Using reusable laser fibers and a laser that provides superior clinical results, patients recover faster, with less pain, and hospital gain by lower costs.
Contact: Peter Allen
7083 Commerce Circle, Suite E,
Pleasanton CA 94588
Market Access Partners Booth #133
Market Access Partners
provides marketing research
Consulting to the medical device and pharmaceutical
industries. We use innovative qualitative and
quantitative methodologies to research opinions of
physicians, nurses and patients. We offer a management-
oriented approach to product development and marketing.
Contact: Lorraine Anderson
3236 Meadowview Road, Evergreen, CO 80439
MEdSim Magazine Booth #129
MEdSim magazine’s focus is patient safety through education and training. By supporting the training community and informing the entire healthcare industry of education, training and simulation news, MEdSim is committed to increasing Patient Safety. With a distribution spanning all of the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, MedSim has become the most widely viewed training and simulation healthcare magazine. Subscribers enjoy quarterly publication in print and digital, bi-weekly e-newsletters and a continuously updating website with news and events. We invite you to subscribe to MEdSim at www.halldale.com/medsim and stay informed as we help advance patient safety through education and training.
Contact: Justin Grooms
115 Timberlachen Circle, Suite #2009 Lake Mary, FL 32746
Melicor Medical, LLC Booth #130
Melicor Medical, LLC designs and markets innovative surgical instruments for minimally invasive procedures. LLICS™ was developed to enable the surgeon to clean the laparoscopic lens without removing the laparoscope. This novel product eliminates fogging, saves time, and reduces frustration.
Contact: Ken Maydew
4665 Nautilus Ct., Suite #502 Boulder, CO 80301
Microline Surgical Booth #125
Microline Surgical, Inc. develops and manufactures high precision laparoscopic reposable instruments, providing a cost effective eco-friendly solution for today’s OR. Microline’s intuitive, ergonomically designed handles give superior comfort and maneuverability and can be paired with complementary scissor, grasper and dissector tips. The handpiece and tips create a system unsurpassed in precision, performance and reliability. The Microline MiFusion energy line provides a broad spectrum of instruments that seal and divide tissue using proprietary thermal fusion technology, featuring instruments optimized for both open and laparoscopic procedures.
Contact: Kristina Cabel/ Lisa
Email: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
800 Cummings Center, #166T Beverly, MA 01915
Mimic Technologies, Inc. Booth #143,144
Mimic Technologies is a pioneer and leader in Robotic Surgery Simulation. The dV-Trainer™, introduced in 2007, was the first simulator to recreate the look and feel of the da Vinci® Surgery System. Mimic’s proprietary surgical simulation platform, MSim™, provides realistic and cost-effective on-demand training for da Vinci® S and Si surgeons, and MScore™ provides performance evaluation that uses a new proficiency-based scoring system to assess a trainee’s progress over time. Together with leading institutions, Mimic continues to develop next generation learning tools and curricula that will advance robotic surgery training and improve patient safety.
Contact: Glenn Carstater/ Andrea
Berkley/ Rebecca Kijak
Email: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
811 First Ave, Suite #408 Seattle, WA 98104
New Wave Surgical Booth #115
New Wave Surgical Corp. was founded in 2004 as a premier medical device development company. We design, patent and market medical devices for laparoendoscopic surgical markets. Our goal is to provide innovative products that not only assist surgeons, nurses and surgical technicians, but also enhance their ability to provide improved patient care.
Our first exciting innovation was D-H.E.L.P.® – the only endoscopic visualization system that keeps the laparoscopic lens defogged and clean from the start of surgery to close. Development of D-H.E.L.P. was accomplished with the participation of leading surgeons, surgical residents, and operating room staff.
In September, 2008, D-H.E.L.P. was named Innovation of the Year at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting. To date D-H.E.L.P. has been used in approximately 300,000 laparoscopic and robotic procedures in more than 500 hospitals.
Contact: Theo Dienes
Tel: 866 346 8883 x 706
3700 NW 124th Ave., Suite #135 Coral Springs, FL 33065-2433
Olympus America, Inc. Booth #106
Olympus develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve outcomes and enhance quality of life for their patients. By enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare.
Contact: Lauren Mullins
3500 Corporate Pkwy., Center Valley, PA 18034
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the clinical and commercial development of new products that meet the needs of acute care practitioners and their patients. The company’s current emphasis is the development of non-opioid products for postsurgical pain control, and its lead product, EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension), was approved for administration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 2011.
Contact: Michael Trento
5 Sylvan Way Parsippany, NJ 07054
Plasma Surgical, Inc. Booth #103
Plasma Surgical is harnessing the vast potential of plasma technology to make a true difference in the way surgical care is delivered to patients. The company recently introduced an enhanced version of its PlasmaJet® system, bringing greater precision and versatility to the hands of surgeons.
PlasmaJet is a unique, multi-purpose tool that generates an electrically-neutral stream of plasma, providing efficient cutting and ablation of tissue along with enhanced coagulation. The controlled energy of the new PlasmaJet offers surgeons an effective solution to treat sensitive structures especially when tissue preservation is essential.
Find out why more laparoscopic surgeons are relying on PlasmaJet as a must-have device.
Contact: Colin Preis
1125 Northmeadow Pkwy., Suite #100 Roswell, GA 30076
Ranfac Corportation Booth #135
Among healthcare professionals and medical device companies, the Ranfac name says it all. Products of advanced design, impeccable quality and a reputation for performance, reliability and efficacy. We manufacture precision medical devices that are used with confidence, knowing that they are using the most effective instruments with fewer debilitating side effects. Among our products is the Ranfac Puncture Closure Device, which accommodates any size suture or trocar and its cost-effective design permits multiple trocar site closure with a single device per case. Visit our booth to learn more and view our other products, which also include: Cholangiography Catheters, Biopsy Instrumentation, and Knot Pushers.
Contact: Harlan Adler
30 Doherty Ave. Avon, MA 02322
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Booth #126
Richard Wolf offers a complete line of innovative devices and endoscopes for GYN Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy like the Fluid Manager System, ERAGON Bipolar Forceps, and the Morce Power Plus Laparoscopic Morcellator . The new rotatable Princess 21 Fr. Petite Bipolar Resectoscope simplifies bipolar resection by reducing resistance and trauma to the cervix during insertion while the unique bipolar Chip E-Vac system reduces procedure times by automatically aspirating chips during resection. Visit booth #126 for more information on all of the products listed above.
Contact: Jessica Romig/ Todd
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ TMaika@richardwolfusa.com
353 Corporate Woods Pkwy. Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Silex Medical, LLC Booth # 118
Silex Medical manufactures premium reusable laparoscopic instruments that are designed, manufactured, and tested to provide years of service in the high paced ORs of today; they are the line of choice for surgeons in a wide range of laparoscopic procedures. To meet the full range of procedural demands, these precision surgical instruments are available in a variety of tip configurations, lengths and handles.
All instruments feature a patented Direct Drive System with its unique single component design. The result is a much stronger, more reliable drive mechanism that provides excellent handling in any procedure.
Silex is highly regarded in the industry for the expertise and the technical support they offer to their customers. All of the manufacturing takes place in their Southington, Connecticut facility.
Silex Medical is FDA registered and ISO 9001:2008 certified. They are also certified as a small/minority company by the State of Connecticut. Their website is www.silexmedical.com.
Contact: Claudia Maldonado
24B Robert Porter Rd. Southington,CT 06489
Simulated Surgical Systems Booth #128
Simulated Surgical Systems, LLC is a pioneer in the development of robot-assisted surgical simulators, designed to reduce surgical error and make robot-assisted surgical education economically feasible. The RoSS—Robotic Surgery Simulator--is based upon extensive research conducted with collaboration between the Robotic Surgery Department of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and the Virtual Reality Laboratory of the University at Buffalo. This team combines experiences of over a thousand surgical procedures with virtual reality medical simulation technology under development since the mid-1990's. RoSS is the only portable, stand-alone console that teaches motor and cognitive skills for operating a surgical robot. It boasts 16 virtual reality training modules along with patented HoST--Hands-on Surgical Training—technology, which includes radical prostatectomy and hysterectomy procedure modules.
Contact: Sara Wells
5225 Sheridan Drive Williamsville, NY 14221
Stryker Booth #110
“To align with our more diversified product portfolio and our new way of reporting our financial results, we have updated our company description. Take a look:
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.”
Contact: Min Choi
5900 Optical Ct. San Jose, CA 95138
Teleflex Booth #113-114
Teleflex is a global provider of medical devices used in critical care and surgery Our minimally invasive surgical product portfolio combines the strengths of our distinguished brands and provides surgeons a comprehensive selection of Weck polymer and metal ligation solutions, unique Pilling laparoscopic surgical instruments and Weck Vista™, a new full line of bladeless laparoscopic access ports including optical entry and best in class balloons. Most recently, Teleflex has introduced a novel technology with the Weck EFx™ Endo Fascial Closure System, designed to minimize complications and costs associated with post-operative port-site herniation by providing reproducible, uniform closure. Teleflex surgical products deliver confidence, clarity and control to meet clinical needs from open to close.
Contact: Joe Petty/ Marissa
Email: email@example.com/: firstname.lastname@example.org
2917 Weck Dr. Durham, NC 27709
Top Gun Booth #111
The Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills Shoot-Out is an event that combines fun, excitement and entertainment along with competition, perseverance and SWEAT! The concept that Dr. Rosser originated at the Yale University School of Medicine is designed to provide the ultimate arena for the residents and trained surgeons from all specialties to develop and demonstrate their laparoscopic skill development while promoting friendly competition. The series of drills are validated with the acquisition of a clinically related task (intracorporeal suturing). A database of thousands of surgeons has been collected that enables the objective comparison of participants with their peers. Top Gun has been featured at the American College of Surgeons since 1996 and is now part of the AUA, AIMIS (American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery) SLS and SAGES as well. Come by the booth and see if you have the right stuff and discover if you are one of the "greatest MIS surgeons of all times or a legend in your own mind".
Contact: Butch Rosser
VarlT Inc. Next to GES
Provider of Lead Retrieval services through the product SpotLighter. Each lead can be qualified plus have detailed notes taken and a complete report in Excel format is provided the day after the show has ended
Contact: John Peterson
Tel: 952-486-7692 or 651-248-0769
17205 Vantage Court Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Vascular Technology Booth #112
Vascular Technology, the world leader in providing medical centers with cost effective, single-patient use, intraoperative Doppler probes now offers the new Flexible Drop-In Doppler probe for use in laparoscopic and robotic procedures for positive identification of aberrant vasculature. During laparoscopic procedures the probe is manipulated by the surgeon using a standard grasper, while in robotic surgery, the console surgeon directly manipulates the VTI Flexible Drop-In Doppler via a robotic arm.
Because of its slim profile, the VTI Flexible Drop-In Doppler can share a port and be parked off to the side, out of field of vision, until the surgeon needs it. Unlike intraoperative ultrasound, the VTI Flexible Drop-In Doppler fits into small spaces and provides precise, pinpoint localization of the vasculature. The VTI Flexible Drop-In Doppler is the ideal tool for instant confirmation of ischemia.
Contact: David Regan
12 Murphy Dr. Nashua, NH 03062
Viking Systems, Inc. Booth #132
Viking Systems, Inc., leader in 3DHD visualization, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of 3DHD and 2DHD visualization technology for complex minimally invasive surgery. 3DHD technology restores the surgeon’s natural 3-D vision making the endoscopic surgical field-of-view appear open.Contact: Jennifer Silverman
As the gateway for free access to SLS’ publications, the SLS websites are invaluable resources to the Society’s members as well as the minimally invasive surgery community at large. The Virtual Exhibit Hall is where physicians and professionals can connect with manufacturers as they search for the most advanced surgical instruments, and best of all it is always open!