Willem Nerkens, Tim Horeman
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a specialized surgical technique. After MIS, patients return to their daily routine faster compared with open surgery. The advantages of MIS cause many surgeons to choose MIS over the open surgical approach for many common procedures as gallbladder or appendix removal. MediShield products shield the vital areas around the instruments and incisions during MIS. This fixates the ports, prevents gas leakage and reduces the risk of post-operative wound infection. As the barrier works in both directions the medical staff is protected from paternal exposure to the patient. The products are developed in collaboration with the LUMC, Erasmus MC and the TU Delft.