For decades, physicians performing spine, maxillofacial and various orthopedic surgeries have relied on intraoperative nerve monitoring to provide real-time, accurate information on the location and function of nerves to help prevent neural damage that can occur as a result of surgical manipulation. This Standard of Care practice does not take in account that everyone’s nerves may not be in the same location as where the textbook tells them they are expected to be located.
Identifying these nerves is the first critical step in avoiding damaging them during surgery.
The ProPep® Nerve Monitoring System (US Patent 8,083,685 B2) redefines a “successful nerve-sparing” procedure.
It allows proven nerve monitoring technology to be used, for the first time ever, during laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy surgery. It is the first and only FDA-cleared device currently on the market that can identify the location of the somatic nerves critical to sexual function and urinary continence during prostatectomy surgery.