Company

Gordian Surgical was founded in 2012. Today Gordian’s TroClose1200™ - a novel integrated port closure system offers surgeons a simple, secure and safe solution to open and suture closed the abdominal wall during laparoscopic procedures.

Team

Zvi Peer, CEO
Serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in medical devices and biotechnology; co-founder and CEO, Romtec Electronics (successful IPO and exit); co-founder and CEO of biotech companies Fulcrum SP and BioGroup Technology (exit); CEO, QRay, a light therapy medical device company

Leo R. Mindick, Chairman
Founder and CEO, Med-Tech Consultant Partners; years of experience in specialty medical devices, IP, regulatory, reimbursement; founder and former CEO multi-million-dollar specialty medical distribution company (later acquired)

Nissim Geron, M.D., Medical Director
Head of Surgery Department, Poriya Medical Center, Israel; vast experience in laparoscopic procedures

Amir Schvartzer, Project Manager
Biomedical engineer with over 9 years’ experience in laparoscopic devices, including R&D, QA/RA, training, support

Doni Mayerfeld, Marketing Director
Over 25+ years of medical device experience with numerous senior level positions in general, cardiac & orthopedic surgical products as well as in patient monitoring equipment. He was also a US board certified New York State Physician Assistant.

Stav Ben Shahar, Chief Operation Officer
Engineer with more than 8 years in Operations and Logistics at HP Indigo and Lumenis. She graduated from Ben Gurion University with a degree in engineering.

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
Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery; Director, Division of General Surgery, Storz Chair in MIS Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; 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.

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 (and presided as its Chief for many years) at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1992, published extensively, presented at hundreds of global conferences; past VP, SAGES; current Secretary, SAGES Foundation; a Director of the International Federation of Surgical Endoscopic Societies (IFSES).

Steve Schwaitzberg, M.D., FACS
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of 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 (Hon.)
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.

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. Read about Alexander’s legendary out-of-the-box solution.

Today, a “Gordian knot” represents a difficult or unsolvable problem — a challenge. We chose the name to represent our outside-the-box thinking for tying surgical knots.