- Gallstones affect 15-20% of the U.S. adult population (over 20M Americans)1,2
- ~1 million gallbladder removal surgeries are performed each year3
- The most common abdominal surgery performed in the U.S.1
Magnetic Surgery in Gallbladder Removal Procedures
Magnetic Surgery is used to retract the gallbladder, which enables one less incision and tube (trocar) to be used during gallbladder removal surgeries.
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- Stinton LM, et al: Epidemiology of Gallbladder Disease: Cholelithiasis and Cancer. Gut and Liver, Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2012.
- Horizon Scanning in Surgery: Application to Surgical Education and Practice. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) for Cholecystectomy. American College of Surgeons. April 2012. https://www.facs.org/~/media/files/education/ceste/sils%20cholecystectomy.ashx
- Steiner C, et al. Surgeries in Hospital-Based Ambulatory Surgery and Hospital Inpatient Settings, 2014. Statistical Brief #223. Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project. May 2017.