What is Magnetic Surgery used for?
(Indications for Use)
The Levita Magnetic Surgical System is indicated in the U.S. to grasp and retract the body and the fundus of the gallbladder in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) procedures, the liver in bariatric (weight loss) procedures and the prostate and periprostatic (surrounding) tissue in prostatectomy (prostate removal) procedures to facilitate access and visualization of the surgical site in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 20 to 60 kg/m2.
Are there any reasons why I should not receive a Magnetic Surgery procedure?
A Magnetic Surgery procedure should not be performed if you have any of the following:
- other electro medical implants
- ferromagnetic implant
What are the possible side effects from Magnetic Surgery?
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with Magnetic Surgery procedures, including infection, injury to tissue and/or the abdominal wall, or the need for extended or additional surgery. In clinical trials, the only risk experienced was mild bruising (petechiae).
Consult your physician to discuss the risks and benefits to determine if Magnetic Surgery is right for you.