SurgiGyn is a University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) startup company founded by the UED inventors Roger Brecheen, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist from Jackson, Wyoming, and Vadim Morozov, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The company will locate its headquarters in the historic Lion Brothers Building located in downtown Baltimore.
"Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women. The UED is designed to significantly simplify minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures, providing a safe and more effective solution that improves patient outcomes and reduces surgical time," said Dr. Brecheen, Co-founder and President of SurgiGyn.
"We continue to be impressed with SurgiGyn's commitment to delivering transformative medical device innovations to women's health. The team has already made tremendous progress with its minimally invasive surgical device for laparoscopic hysterectomy," said Phil Robilotto, DO, MBA, Chief Commercialization Officer for UM Ventures, Baltimore.
SurgiGyn, based in Baltimore, Maryland, is developing innovative minimally invasive surgical devices for gynecological surgery. SurgiGyn's Uterine Electrosurgical Device (UED) is designed to enable precise, reproducible and efficient dissection of the uterine cervix in laparoscopic hysterectomy.
The UED is an investigational medical device and is not yet commercially available.
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