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  • Are you ready to repair hernias differently?

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    Are you ready to repair hernias differently?

    So are we. That's why we're releasing the first hybrid hernia-repair device.

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  • Move beyond to the next generation of biologic grafts

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    Move beyond to the next generation of biologic grafts

    Evolved from a proven technology, Biodesign can help reduce recurrence rates in comparison to other biologic grafts. That's because Biodesign is completely remodeled into tissue that maintains long-term strength.

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  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

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    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

    Specially designed for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, the Biodesign hernia graft offers reduced recurrence rates in comparison to dermis-based and cross-linked biologic grafts.

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  • Vista℠

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    Vista℠

    Whether you want to acquire new minimally invasive techniques or you simply wish to keep your present skill set sharp, Cook Medical provides educational opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

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Transformational devices
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Transformational devices

Do the tools you need exist today?

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Question the norm.
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Question the norm.

Are all sales reps the same?

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A closer look at Cook Vista
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A closer look at Cook Vista

Direct vessel monitoring
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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
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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
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Complete Remodeling

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

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The hybrid thinking that led to Zenapro

August 30th, 2016
Mike and Brian talk about Zenapro

Brian Spicer, the Zenapro product manager, asked Mike Taylor to engineer the product in a size larger than anything he had made before. "There was certainly a few minutes of sheer panic," Mike said.

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A story of teamwork

April 21st, 2016
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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.

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Move beyond to Biodesign.

February 9th, 2016
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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.

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Helping to rebuild: A hernia graft repair story (Part 2)

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.

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Helping to rebuild: A hernia graft repair story

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.

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Handcrafted

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.

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A closer look at Cook Vista

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.”

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The truth about partnership

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?

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Reflecting on the 2014 ACS congress

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.

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Meet Raechel

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.

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Unveiling Zenapro: the first hybrid in hernia repair

October 16th, 2014
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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…

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An open letter to surgeons

September 15th, 2014
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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.

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Looking back on SAGES 2014

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.

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The 2014 ASGBI Congress

April 29th, 2014
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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.

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Hello from SAGES 2014

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.

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Cook Biotech Employees Help Women in Uganda

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.

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The IFSO XVIII World Congress

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.

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The answer key

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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Upcoming Events

  • August 3, 2016 - August 6, 2016
    Northwest Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting
    McCall, ID
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  • August 4, 2016 - August 6, 2016
    2016 Summer: The Piedmont Society: Colorectal Surgery Issues and Updates
    Amelia Island, FL
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  • August 19, 2016 - August 21, 2016
    Florida Neurosurgical Society 2016 Annual Meeting
    Palm Beach, FL
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  • September 9, 2016
    Penn State Hershey 2016 Clinician Update: Current Care of the Bariatric Patient
    Hershey, PA
  • September 16, 2016 - September 17, 2016
    Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium
    Chicago, IL
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  • September 23, 2016 - September 27, 2016
    Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
  • November 2, 2016 - November 4, 2016
    Obesity Week 2016
    New Orleans, LA

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