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Transonic Announces Release of Reusable Charbel Micro-Flowprobes®

Posted by Anna Mueller, MS on Jul 19, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Intracranial and extracranial flowprobes designed to reduce risk of intraoperative and postoperative stroke, reduce time in operating room.transonic-logo-transonic-logo-

Every day, cerebrovascular neurosurgeons skillfully tackle ever more complex aneurysm clipping and occlusive disease cases. For over two decades, pre-sterilized single use Charbel Micro-Flowprobes have helped these surgeons achieve optimal outcomes. Now, Transonic announces the release of new reusable Charbel Micro-Flowprobes®.

Created in partnership with Fady T. Charbel, M.D., F.A.C.S, Charbel Flow Probes provide volume flow measurements during and after aneurysm clipping and EC-IC bypass procedures. Quantitative flow measurement helps guide the surgeon in identifying the optimal location for aneurysm clipping, verifies preservation or augmentation of flow and allows for immediate corrective action, if needed, before closing the patient.

Charbel Intracranial Micro-Flowprobes®, with a long bayonet handle, are designed for deep intracranial surgery. Charbel Extracranial Micro-Flowprobes®, feature a shorter bayonet handle and larger flow-sensing body for use  on extracranial vessels. Both are now available in the US as reusable 16-use probes or as the standard pre-sterilized single-use probes.

Specially designed to not compress delicate neuro vessels and angled to optimize the surgeon’s view through the microscope, the probes use ultrasonic transit time principles originated by Transonic to directly measure blood flow volume, not velocity

“Flow is a vital parameter during cerebrovascular surgery. Including flow in my surgical approach gives me a high degree of control over surgical outcome. When I close the patient, I know the patient will recover without ischemia surprises. This translates into peace of mind—for the patient and me—and saves money for the hospital,” said Dr. Charbel.

“We were fortunate to have been able to work with Dr. Charbel in the design of specialized single-use neuro-probes and we’re excited to be able to now offer additional probe options for our talented cerebrovascular surgeons” said Miriam Tenorio, Transonic vice president of marketing.  “One of the hallmarks of Transonic is working directly with surgeons to provide customized tools to fit their needs. Cerebrovascular flow measurement is a vital niche market for Transonic that we’ve been happy to serve and look forward to continuing to serve!”

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