Via Surgical Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Morris E. Franklin Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. as Medical Advisor

AMIRIM, IsraelMarch 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of novel surgical fixation technologies for mesh placement in hernia repair, announced today that it has appointed Morris E. Franklin Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. as Medical Advisor.

Dr. Franklin, the Founder and Director of the Texas Endosurgery Institute, is one of the pioneers in the field of laparoscopic surgery. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TXand, completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he was appointed Clinical Professor of Surgery.

Over the past twenty five years, Dr. Franklin has trained thousands of surgeons world-wide in laparoscopic surgical techniques as an invited faculty member at multiple international academic institutions and meetings including the European Institute of Tele Surgery (EITS-IRCAD) in Strasbourg, France, where he frequently teaches laparoscopic surgery courses.

Dr. Franklin is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, President of the International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeons, a member the Board of Governors of the American Hernia Society (AHS), and a member of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) and Western Surgical Assoc.

“Dr. Franklin’s deep experience and skill in laparoscopic hernia repair, as well as in the continued development of minimally invasive surgery, will be of tremendous support to Via Surgical. I am delighted and honored to have Dr. Morris Franklin join our Medical Advisory Board,” remarked Ofek Levin, Co-Founder and CEO of Via Surgical, Ltd.

Dr. Franklin commented, “I am excited to join the Via Surgical Medical Advisory Board and to support shaping the FasTouch fixation device and Via Surgical’s pipeline of products. Via Surgicals FasTouch device addresses a clinical need for elimination of transfacial sutures, troublesome tacks, which have been a primary cause of long term pain, without diminishing the effectiveness of the repair.  FasTouch has the potential to become very popular in laparoscopic ventral and inguinal hernia repair. I look forward to working with an impressive team that is focused on the development and commercialization of products that address important and clear clinical needs for the benefit of the patients.

About Via Surgical Ltd.

Via Surgical Ltd. provides next-generation fixation technology. Realizing that many hernia repairs make use of multiple means for mesh fixation – anchor/helical hernia tacks, manually applied transfascial sutures – Via Surgical has developed its FasTouch™ system to provide deployable suture fixation that is strong and consistent, yet easily and rapidly deployed for hernia repair.

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Ofek Levin
Co-Founder and CEO

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