WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), one of the world’s leading providers of medical technology, has announced that it is combining its cutting-edge clinical training with the digital platform of ‘Explorer Surgical, a GHX company. This collaboration will provide urologists with expanded access to interactive training and distance learning opportunities for the Teleflex UroLift® system.
The cloud-based Explorer Live digital platform communicates critical information through an interactive digital playbook, enabling surgical teams to access personalized information for specific team roles. The platform facilitates UroLift system trainers’ collaboration with urology surgical teams during live procedures from anywhere in the country through remote video connectivity.
“Our clinical teams are able to reinforce the best practices and techniques of the UroLift system and ultimately help clinicians become more proficient with the device in order to achieve better patient outcomes,” said said Kevin Hardage, president and CEO of interventional urology at Teleflex. . “This innovative platform makes it easy for us to provide support where and when it’s needed. “
“We have seen a tremendous response to Explorer Live from our field teams and the medical community they serve. And we’re excited to provide high-quality distance learning opportunities for physicians that can increase BPH patients’ access to effective treatment with the UroLift System, ”said Dale Zunke, Director of Clinical Affairs. at Teleflex.
“We are delighted to support Teleflex in its commitment to achieve the best patient outcomes,” said Jennifer Fried, Managing Director of Explorer Surgical, a GHX company. “This is an exciting opportunity for us to show how useful the platform can be in the specialty of urology and to demonstrate the need for innovative workflow and case management tools. “
With Explorer Live, all UroLift system procedure processes and workflows are accessible before a surgical team performs a procedure. Thanks to the platform, surgeons can:
- Access images, PDFs and videos on the UroLift system, surgical techniques and a step-by-step workflow for each team member. The digital playbook is personalized according to the role of the clinical team, the type of procedure and the preferences of the surgeon.
- Stream in real time to provide clinical training, remote collaboration, or demonstrations.
- Capture robust video and procedural data for use by the surgeon or in partnership with a medical device company for performance monitoring, identification of variability reduction opportunities, feedback and post-market analysis and development future of products.
The UroLift System is a minimally invasive treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It can lead to rapid relief and recovery for men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate, 1 and provides alternative therapy with a better risk profile than reported for surgeries such as TURP. 2 UroLift permanent implants are placed during an outpatient procedure and relieve obstruction of the prostate without cutting, heating or removing prostate tissue.
For more information on UroLift, visit urolift.com. To learn more about Explorer Live, visit explorersurgical.com.
About Teleflex Incorporated
Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of life of people. We apply goal-driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – for the benefit of patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the areas of vascular and interventional access, surgery, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees around the world are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.
About Teleflex Interventional Urology
Teleflex’s Interventional Urology business unit is dedicated to the development of innovative, minimally invasive and clinically effective devices that address unmet needs in urology. Our goal is to improve the quality of care for patients with BPH using the UroLift® System, a minimally invasive permanent implant system that treats symptoms while preserving sexual function. * 1,3,4 Learn more at urolift.com.
Teleflex is home to Arrow®, Deknatel®, LMA®, Pilling®, QuikClot®, Rusch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common goal.
About Explorer Surgical
Explorer Surgical is dedicated to relentlessly innovating and developing scalable digital technologies to put best practices in the hands of all procedural teams. As a leader in creating cutting-edge solutions, our industry-leading cloud-based digital platform enables medical device companies to disseminate procedural best practices and remotely connect with vendors in real time. Our goal is to demystify the operating room black box with an on-demand procedures manual, real-time video collaboration and performance monitoring tools to help medical device companies accelerate product adoption. , strengthen techniques and promote positive results.
Founded in 2015, Explorer Surgical began as a research project at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the Department of Surgery by Jennifer Fried and Dr. Alex Langerman. Dr. Langerman is a speaker and author on surgical ethics, operating room video and data recording, operating room efficiency, and clinical care for patients with head cancer and by the neck. Today, the company has a global reach and has several customers, including some of the world’s 10 largest medical device companies. The company was recently acquired by Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) and now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of GHX.
For more information or to schedule a demonstration of the Explorer Live platform, visit explorersurgical.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
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* No new and sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction in the pivotal LIFT study.
- Roehrborn, Jurol 2013
- Sonksen, Eur Urol 2015
- AUA HBP Guidelines 2003, 2020
- McVary, J Sex Med 2016
Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, NeoTract, the NeoTract logo and UroLift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its subsidiaries, in the United States and / or other countries.
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