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Education VISTA® advances training to improve patient care

Transformational devices

Do the tools you need exist today?

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Question the norm

Are all sales reps the same?

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A closer look at Cook Vista

Training on Cook products has kept these physicians ahead of the curve.

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Direct vessel monitoring

The Doppler Blood Flow Monitoring System gives you a way to directly monitor the target vessel, which helps you detect free flap failure early.

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The evolution to Biodesign

Biodesign is the evolution of a technology that started the biologic graft soft-tissue repair revolution.

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Complete remodeling

Morris E. Franklin, MD, re-examines Biodesign 2 years post-implantation.

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August 30th, 2016

In 2014, Cook Biotech engineer Mike Taylor was working on Zenapro®, a hybrid hernia-repair device. But he faced a challenge. Brian Spicer, the Zenapro product manager, asked him to engineer the product in a size larger than anything he had made before. “There [were] certainly a few minutes of just sheer panic,” Mike said. Brian kept our…

April 21st, 2016
Art patinet

In 2012, a 43-year-old woman went into the operating room at QEII Hospital in Brisbane, Australia for an ordinary gynecological procedure. While in recovery, she felt increasing pain. Soon she was in multiple organ failure.

February 9th, 2016

Some biologic grafts are associated with lower rates of failure or infection than others. Biodesign is a non–cross-linked, non-dermis biologic graft technology that is completely remodeled into strong, well-vascularized tissue.

June 24th, 2015
Tony Lowe jumps six feet

Education is everything. If there was more information for patients, even a leaflet in the reception of a hospital ‘If you have hernias...’ My wife said if she had seen a leaflet with something like a list of options available for hernia patients on it, she would have moved hell and high water to make sure we got to explore every option.

June 17th, 2015
Tony Lowe and Monday

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the summer of 2010, after a biopsy. I was asked to come into the hospital and meet with a consultant. He said to me, ‘I’m sorry Tony but you have prostate cancer and it’s pretty bad’. I went outside, sat on the steps and cried. I had been diagnosed with diabetes the year before and this was not the news I needed to hear.

February 16th, 2015
Barb is gowned up at her desk.

Barb is an expert on this stuff. She’s been working with submucosa at Cook Biotech for 12 years. And she’s been raising livestock at her small farm for longer than that. She’s a busy woman, and she stays motivated thanks to her passion for helping others.

February 2nd, 2015
Dr. Anderson, Mr. Rooney, and Jodie spoke with us from these Vista locations.

Vista events are designed that way: to focus on education, not on selling products. Jodie O’Bryan leads Vista events in Australia. “The overall goals of the training labs,” she says, “are to foster collaborative partnerships, provide clinically relevant education, and provide product support.”

December 4th, 2014
Amro and Chris, members of the Cook Surgery team, talk to a surgeon.

Many companies tout words like ‘collaboration’ or ‘partnership,’ when talking about their relationship with customers. We, too, place high value on our partnerships with physicians. But what does partnership mean to us here at Cook?

November 25th, 2014
The ‘Abdominal Wall Reconstruction’ session was in the conference center ballroom.

What I like most about the ACS congress is that the session topics are so varied. In the ‘Abdominal Wall Reconstruction’ panel, surgeons talked (sometimes passionately) about what type of reinforcement material works best in certain cases.

November 14th, 2014
Raechel addressed her fellow Surgery representatives at a recent meeting.

Cook Surgery representatives like Raechel work hard. Some days, she hits the road at 3:30 a.m. and drives for four hours to attend early-morning cases. It’s worth it, she says, to hear a surgeon say that a patient is doing well. We asked her about Surgery’s newest hernia-repair device, Zenapro.

October 16th, 2014

This week, we officially launch Zenapro, the first tissue reinforcement device with both synthetic and biologic components. Zenapro is a combination of ultra‐lightweight polypropylene and small intestinal submucosa (SIS). Once implanted, the patient’s body can remodel the SIS into new, healthy tissue. The polypropylene will provide permanent support to the hernia site. To learn more…

September 15th, 2014
transformational devices

We are not satisfied with the state of surgery today. We won’t be satisfied until every person who goes into an OR for a surgical procedure leaves with a positive outcome.

May 2nd, 2014
Salt Lake City

First of all, I’d like to commend SAGES on its selection of venue. Salt Lake City is one of the most picturesque cities in the country. It seems that everywhere you look is a beautiful, postcard-worthy view.

April 29th, 2014

Many sessions and symposia at this year’s ASGBI Congress focus on expanding the abilities of the surgeon. These are a few events that have already caught our eye.

April 2nd, 2014

It’s the first day of the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Cook Surgery is here at the meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

January 14th, 2014

Our first patient had a fistula at the bladder neck that was caused by an obstructed labor 10 years ago. Imagine constantly leaking urine for 10 years! The obstructed labor also resulted the complete destruction of her uterus.

October 24th, 2013

With almost 2,500 delegates, the meeting drew bigger crowds than anticipated, reflecting the growing interest in bariatric surgery and the increasing problems with obesity around the world.

December 2nd, 2012

Did you solve our crossword puzzle? Check your work on this answer key. If you’re a lifelong learner (as most of you crossword-solving surgeons are), take a look at the VistaSM event schedule. You could get experience performing component separation and share stories with your fellow surgeons. Find a Vista event near you here.

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