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ASMBS 2023 Annual Meeting
12 Oct 2022

Cipher Surgical will be heading to Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, June 25th-29th, 2023 for The ASMBS 2023 Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of surgeons and integrated health professionals practicing in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery. We look forward to showcasing the OpClear Platform and discussing the benefits of using OpClear in bariatric surgery. Contact us today to book an appointment with the team.

Obesity has become an increasingly prevalent issue in the U.S., and bariatric surgery has become one of the most effective solutions for those looking to lose a significant amount of weight. Bariatric surgery is a major operation that involves reducing the size of the stomach and, in some cases, rerouting the small intestine in order to limit the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. With bariatric surgery growing globally at a rate of 10% year on year, it is increasingly seen as a safe and effective tool in combating the obesity epidemic.

The recent innovations in bariatric surgery have made it an even more effective option for those looking to lose a significant amount of weight. These innovations have also made the procedure safer and easier to recover from, making it an even more viable option for those in need of weight loss solutions.

Laparoscopic techniques have made bariatric surgery quicker and less invasive than ever before. Smaller incisions are used, and the amount of time that patients spend in the operating room is drastically reduced. This means that the recovery process is much faster and less painful. However Laparoscopic surgery in the upper GI space generally requires frequent scope lens cleaning due to the lens smearing with fat and other particulates. The in-situ cleaning provided by OpClear solves this issue and allows the surgeon to continue without removing the scope to clean the lens.

Due to the inherent risks involved in using anaesthetic on obese patients, it is desirable to ensure the procedure is performed as quickly as possible, therefore reducing the amount of anaesthetic that is needed for each patient. OpClear allows the surgeon to perform the procedure with clarity of vision, thus reducing the need to remove the laparoscope for cleaning, shortening procedural time.