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FDA grants Levita Magnetics expanded use of Magnetic Surgical System in prostatectomy procedures

Posted on May 02, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff

The FDA has granted Levita Magnetics an expanded indication to market their Levita Magnetic Surgical System for use in prostatectomy procedures. The system was initially indicated for use in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and bariatric surgical procedures.

“With the Levita Magnetic Surgical System, I am able to offer a less invasive prostatectomy to my patients, combining Magnetic Surgery with robotic-assisted surgery,” said Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D., professor of urology and radiology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “The Levita System is a magnetically controlled surgical tool that facilitates access to the surgical site and declutters the surgical field, while reducing the number of incisions required to perform this delicate surgery. Magnetic Surgery facilitates a seamless, reduced-port prostatectomy.”

The Levita System was designed to address the challenges by reducing the number of incisions and trocars used and facilitating access and visibility to the surgical site, ultimately enabling safe procedures with better cosmetic outcomes.

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“This newest indication marks significant progress for our technology that allows surgeons to offer prostatectomy with a new, less invasive alternative to patients,” said Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro, M.D., founder, president and CEO of Levita Magnetics. “Adding prostatectomy is another exciting milestone toward fulfilling our vision to minimize the footprint of surgery across multiple indications and broad patient populations with Magnetic Surgery, the next step in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery. We are looking forward to showcasing Magnetic Surgery at the AUA Meeting later this week.”

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