Patents, inventions, and trademarks in laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis
There are a number of aspects that make our endometriosis surgeries both effective and world renowned. We have a number of trademarks in the field of laparoscopic surgery. Founded by a surgeon who trained under Dr. Harry Reich (the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy and pioneer in the field of laparoscopic surgery), we pride ourselves on finding highly effective and innovative techniques when it comes to surgically treating endometriosis. This includes several patents that help surgeons better identify endometriosis lesions, while at the same time decrease a patient’s risk for surgical trauma and lower the time it takes to recover.
Our unique and pioneering Seckin Aqua Blue Excision (SABE) technique has been officially recognized by the US patent and trademark office. Applied to over 600 patients for recognition of early endometriosis lesions, this technique makes subtle endometriosis lesions more visible to the surgeon's eye by use of an aqua blue contrast. By making smaller incisions into the peritoneum and then injecting this contrast underneath the peritoneum itself (the lining of the abdominal cavity), endometriosis lesions become identifiable to the naked eye. This technique is simple enough to perform by all laparoscopic surgeons in order to identify lesions that are otherwise would be invisible with regular laparoscopic direct light. By eliminating light reflection, yellow and red bands, and more significantly creating retroperitoneal contrast, the Seckin Aqua Blue Contrast (ABC) Technique aims to assist surgeons to visualize, and therefore more easily identify and excise, endometriosis lesions completely.
Surgical Endobag and Method of Application
Another one of our patented inventions, this apparatus transports body tissue through the transvaginal-transdouglas route during a pelvic or peritoneal surgery. The device is comprised of a thin rod with a bag portion at the end, which is placed inside a patient and adapts in order to collect body tissue that to be removed out of the body. Ultimately, this device allows us to easily remove multiple or larger excised specimens out of the body during laparoscopic surgery. It also protects the operating environment inside the human body, including surrounding organs such as the rectum, while maintaining and not distorting any incisions made during surgery.
Surgical Method and Apparatus
In addition to instruments such as the endobag, our surgical method and apparatus itself are patented when it comes to pelvic and peritoneal surgery. This apparatus is comprised of an elongated instrument body that is adaptable and placed at least partially in the vagina. The instrument then partially passes through the wall of the vagina until the tip reaches the rectouterine pouch. The elongated body also has an attachment in order to accommodate a part of the surgical instrument comprised of an end portion adapted to be received inside the vagina. As a result the surgical instrument and the apparatus rely on one another to move and operate. An endobag with an elongated port is then moved through the vagina and into the pelvis.
This technique provides a number of advantages when it comes to laparoscopic surgery, which includes allowing secure incision sites and protecting the operation environment and surrounding anatomy and organs such as the rectum, all while substantially minimizing any surgical trauma to the patient and reducing their healing time.
A surgery center that prides itself on innovation can be a telling sign of their experience in the field of laparoscopic surgery. However, this should never come at the sacrifice of the patient’s comfort, chances of symptom relief, and overall quality of surgery. Remember, no device can make up for the skill and experience of a highly knowledgeable laparoscopic surgeon. At SEC, we pride ourselves on finding that healthy medium of innovation and personalized care. We ensure all of our patients that between our carefully designed surgeries and a positive doctor and patient relationship, our techniques give each individual woman their greatest chance of symptom relief for their particular case of endometriosis. But the first step always begins with open communication.
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I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a…
After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin,…
Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well.…
Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!
I underwent surgery with Dr. Seckin in 2017 and have felt like a new woman ever since. If you have, or suspect you have endometriosis, Dr. Seckin and his compassionate team of surgeons and staff are a must-see.