A study of the surgical scenario in endourology. The Campos instrument - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: A new concept for endoscopy is presented in the form of a ureteroscope and cystoscope that efficiently adapts to the needs and situation of the surgical scenario, both in patient's health benefit and better results, and also physician's wellbeing.

METHODS: The concept of the instrument, in the neutral position, gives response to the urinary tract anatomy in supine decubitus: horizontally form side to side. The instrument has a handle with a rotor to control the distal active flexible segment of the shaft. It has a unique new shaft with at least three different elastic properties with a proximal firm first segment, followed by a second passive flexible and a third distal active flexible segment. Two pending US patents and another patent endorse the invention.

RESULTS: A perceptive instrument from first contact has been developed. The horizontal response reduces rotation requirements, X-ray needs down to 30 seconds at the most, and operating time to a third. It may be introduced and maneuvered with one hand only, avoiding the need for an assistant and it has the ad vantage that it may be used sitting.

CONCLUSIONS: Current operating room scenario generates a demanding situation, affecting even surgeon's own general health. The Campos Instrument has exclusive features for operating room ergonomic fusion, making procedures more dynamic. It simulta-neously procures patient and physician's health. Allows a predictable navigation and provides the stability of a firm endoscope with the diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of the flexible.

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Campos Castellanos JA.   Are you the author?
Departamento de Urologia. Hospital Angeles de Las Lomas, Huixquilucan, Mexico.

Reference: Arch Esp Urol. 2014 Mar;67(2):159-166.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24691037

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