There is an estimated 10 million laparoscopic procedures performed annually Worldwide. While laparoscopic surgeries are less invasive, closing abdominal access ports remains a difficult and time-consuming task. Today, surgeons manually close the ports with sutures, adding up to 20 minutes per operation. There are surgeons who use a dedicated closure device, as opposed to a simple suture, adding significantly to procedure cost and presenting safety problems.

Gordian Surgical™ has developed the TroClose™ 1200 – an integrated port closure system offering surgeons a simple, secure and safe solution to open and suture close the abdominal wall during laparoscopic [minimally invasive] procedures. Gordian Surgical was founded in 2012 as a medical portfolio company of The Trendlines Group.

  • The only product today of its kind on the market
  • Easy to use – minimal training
  • Facilitates closure of laparoscopic ports that are not currently closed due to technical complexity
  • Designed for improved safety

The Legend of the Gordian Knot

As a way of thanking the gods for his good fortune, King Midas used an intricate knot to tie his wagon to a pole, which he placed in the center of a shrine (located in what is now modern-day Turkey). Fashioned from the bark of a dogwood tree, the knot left no exposed ends. An oracle foretold that whoever could loosen the knot would rule all of Asia. The tree bark dried and hardened. The knot was moved to the ancient city of Gordium. Over the years, thousands tried their hand at untying the knot. Only one succeeded: Alexander the Great.

Today a Gordian knot represents a seemingly unsolvable challenge. We have chosen the name Gordian to represent our out-of-the-box solution for tying surgical knots.