AMIRIM, Israel, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —
Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of hernia mesh fixation technologies, announced today that it has appointed Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS and David B. Earle MD, FACS as Medical Advisors.
Dr. Karl LeBlanc, past president of the American Hernia Society, commented, “The SutureLAP[TM] device is the first truly new innovation in mesh fixation since I performed the first laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. I believe that this fixation method is the type of fastener that we need for these procedures.”
Dr. LeBlanc is a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery. LeBlanc performed the first laparoscopic incisional hernia in 1991 and has since written three medical texts and has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed medical literature; he has played a major role in changing the surgical approach to hernia treatment and the use of laparoscopic techniques. LeBlanc is a Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute in Baton Rouge, La., and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.