Scientific Advisory Board

Hien T. Nguyen

M.D., FACS

Director, Comprehensive Hernia Center, and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Medical Director, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Edward H. Phillips

M.D., FACS

Developed the laparoscopic technique of common bile duct exploration, laparoscopic splenectomy, and nipple ductoscopy; developed, patented, and licensed first combined suction, irrigation, and energy delivery device in laparoscopic surgery; Vice-Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery; Director, Division of General Surgery, Storz Chair in MIS Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Barry Salky

M.D., FACS

Early adopter and pioneer of therapeutic laparoscopic surgery, primary focus: MIS of the GI tract with special interest in inflammatory bowel disease; Professor of Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System; originated the Division of Laparoscopic Surgery in 1992 (and presided as its Chief for many years) at Mount Sinai Hospital; published extensively, presented at hundreds of global conferences; past VP, SAGES; current Secretary, SAGES Foundation; President of the International Federation of Surgical Endoscopic Societies (IFSES)

Testimonial

“The TroClose1200 is a simple, effective device to close 12mm laparoscopic incisions.  No longer do I have to point a sharp instrument towards the intestine or major blood vessels in the abdomen in order to close a 12mm trocar.  Besides saving time in the OR, it will reduce inadvertent injury.”

Steven D. Schwaitzberg

M.D., FACS

Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; previously, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard affiliate; past president of SAGES

Steven D. Wexner

M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Distinguished surgeon, focusing on MIS in general and colorectal surgery in particular; director, Digestive Disease Center, and Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic-Florida; holds U.S. and international academic appointments; past president, SAGES and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), regent, ACS

Testimonial

“I was very impressed with the potential of TroClose1200™. It offers several benefits including reduced time in surgery for port site closure and more reliable secure port closure. The former advantage may save money and the latter advantage may translate to less port site hernias.”

Natan Zundel

M.D., FACS

Distinguished clinical professor of surgery and serves as a vice-chairman of the Department of Surgery at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Florida. He also serves at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Jackson North Medical Center in Miami, and as a consultant for Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.

Testimonial

“There is a high incidence of incisional & recurrent hernias following surgical procedure in the obese patient. As such, port site closure is of real clinical significance especially for bariatric surgery patients. We have used TroClose1200™ and found it to be very friendly to use, safe and an excellent port closure device . To date, we have not noted any hernias or other clinically significant issues. TroClose1200™ provides quick full-fascial closure in obese patient population.“