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Biliary devices

Take a look at one of our devices for common bile duct exploration and cholangiography.

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Doppler Blood Flow Monitoring System

Monitor blood vessels to get an early indication of free flap failure.

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A portfolio for ventral hernia repair

We developed these three technologies through our partnerships with surgeons and hospitals.

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Biodesign® Fistula Plug Set

Check out our minimally invasive option for anal fistula repair.

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December 11th, 2017

The Biodesign Hernia Graft is made using porcine small intestinal submucosal material. Hernias and abdominal wall defects can benefit from the immediate and long-term strength provided by this material. This advanced tissue repair technology provides support as it is completely remodeled into patient tissue

November 3rd, 2017
Physicians viewed products at our booth.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS)  brings together a broad group of surgeons, from more than 12 specialties, during their annual clinical congress. This year, the group gathered in San Diego, California. ACS 2017 had a theme: "Do what's right for the patient." This idea was evident throughout the conference. And, it's an idea that Cook Medical sympathizes with. We were founded on a philosophy of putting patients first.

October 22nd, 2017
Zenapro Hybrid Hernia Repair

Versatility matters. Zenapro is a hybrid hernia-repair device that’s constructed of large-pore polypropylene and multiple layers of biologic extracellular matrix. The outer biologic layers are designed to allow organized connective tissue to deposit around the polypropylene mesh.

September 28th, 2017

The annual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress is in San Diego this year during October 22-25. Stop by the Cook Medical booth in the expo hall to see our products for cholangiography, common bile duct exploration, and endobiliary stenting. Try out these products with our bile-duct models at the booth too.

July 6th, 2017
Chris remembers the development of the fistula plug.

Our Biodesign® Fistula Plug is an outcome of a surgeon’s ingenuity. One of Cook Medical’s devoted representatives, Chris Nelson, helped that surgeon turn that idea into a product that benefits fistula patients across the globe. Chris just celebrated 17 years with the company, yet his partnership with Dr. David Armstrong remains one of his proudest accomplishments.

May 1st, 2017

Before our Biodesign products came into being, we had another line of small intestinal submucosa products. That product line was Surgisis®. In 2008, the process for making our small intestinal submucosa technology had changed so much, we renamed the products.

March 13th, 2017
TAR-repair training

In a recent lab, expert surgeons discussed when and why the transversus abdominis release (TAR) technique benefits patients. They facilitated a lab on TAR hernia repair. This lab, however, had a twist: it was on wheels.

November 11th, 2016

In 2000, Gail McDaniel helped Cook launch a new technology: small intestinal submucosa (SIS). Sixteen years later, Gail noticed an incisional hernia in the spot where she had previous surgery. When her surgeon told her that she would need a surgical repair, he mentioned that he’d need to reinforce the repair with a mesh.

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

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.

June 24th, 2015

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

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 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

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

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 14th, 2014

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

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

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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