for the first time brings the advantages of real-time nerve identification (the standard of care in multiple open surgical procedures) to laparoscopic and radical prostatectomy surgery.
The ProPep® Nerve Monitoring System takes minimal time to set up, is easy to use, and allows a surgeon to perform da Vinci® surgery without any additional instruments in the surgical field. With the instant audio and visual feedback that can be seen in TilePro™, the surgeon can make more informed decisions about critical tissue manipulation during the procedure. The system consists of:
- Pep Monitor® – generates the specific electrical signal used to stimulate the tissue of interest, and records, analyzes and displays the response to that signal.
- Pep Control Switch® – enables the surgeon to switch the robotic surgical instrument from cautery mode to stimulation mode and back. (The electrical stimulation signal generated by the Pep Monitor is delivered through the surgeon’s robotic surgical instrument thus eliminating the need to introduce a separate stimulation probe into the surgical field.)
- Pep Electrode® Kit – a single use disposable, containing the Pep Electrode® and the Pep Electrode® Introducer. The Pep Electrode® is connected to the Pep Monitor® and introduced into the surgical field via the Pep Electrode® Introducer. Once in the surgical field, the Pep Electrode® is placed in the tissue of interest to receive the electrical signals generated as a result of tissue stimulation.