Oxford Universal Pouch Scope

Why Staple?

  1. Effective procedure*

  2. Well tolerated*

  3. Less Morbidity*

  4. Reduced hospital stay*

  5. Easy… in suitable patients!

*Bates et al: *JLO :1998 Oct;112(10):954-5   *Br J Surg. 2005 Jan;92(1):119

Br J Surg 2004; 91: 657- 664   Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Feb;134(2):288-93

What’s wrong with what we have?

  1. Not all patients have easy anatomy

  2. Frustration with complexity of equipment and limited view in significant numbers of patients

In difficult cases we had to improvise

  1. Frequently needed to resort to “blind” surgery

Our aim

  1. To produce a simple, universal scope that could be used in ALL patients

  2. To improve visualisation of the pouch and the procedure by using a commonly available 00 Hopkins rod

  3. To ensure compatibility with current

  4. theatre equipment

Winner of the 2008 Cutlers’ Surgical Prize

New Instrument wins top national award... Roberts Surgical Healthcare is delighted to announce that the
Oxford Pouch Scope is the 2008 winner of the prestigious and historic Cutlers’ Surgical Prize.

In conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons, the Company of Cutlers, an historic charity, operates an annual competition to promote innovation in the design of surgical instrumentation.  The competition is open to senior
consultants worldwide and the winner receives a cash prize and the 'Clarke' Medal.  

The  winning team, Mr Grant Bates and Mr Rogan Corrbridge who developed this innovative instrument with RSH, are eminent ENT and Head & Neck Consultants, based at the John Radcliffe  Hospital Oxford. Their expertise and direction  has been invaluable to us as we have brought this product to  the UK market.  www.cutlerslondon.co.uk/news

Our Scope
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