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Patents, Inventions, and Trademarks in Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis

There are a number of aspects that make our endometriosis surgeries both effective and world-renowned. We have a number of patents in the field of laparoscopic surgery. Founded by a surgeon who trained with Dr. Harry Reich, the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy and pioneer in the field of laparoscopic surgery, we pride ourselves on finding highly effective and innovative techniques in treating endometriosis. This includes several patents that help surgeons better identify endometriosis lesions, while at the same time decrease a patient’s risk for surgical trauma and lower the time it takes to recover.

Seckin Aqua Blue Excision (ABC) technique

Our unique and pioneering Seckin Aqua Blue Excision (SABE) technique has been officially recognized by the US patent and trademark office.

Applied to over 600 patients for recognition of early endometriosis lesions, this technique makes subtle endometriosis lesions more visible to the surgeon’s eye.

By making smaller incisions into the peritoneum and then injecting this contrast underneath the peritoneum, endometriosis lesions become identifiable to the naked eye.

This technique is simple enough to perform by all laparoscopic surgeons. It allows them to identify lesions that would otherwise be invisible with regular laparoscopic direct light. By eliminating light reflection, yellow and red bands, and more significantly creating retroperitoneal contrast, the Seckin Aqua Blue Contrast (ABC) Technique aims to assist surgeons to visualize, and therefore more easily identify and excise, endometriosis lesions completely.

Surgical endobag and method of application

Peritoneum being filled with patented Aqua Blue Contrast.

This apparatus, another one of our patented inventions, transports body tissue through the transvaginal-transdouglas route during pelvic or peritoneal surgery. The device comprises a thin rod with a bag portion at the end. We place this inside a patient and adapt it to collect body tissue that we remove. 

Ultimately, this device allows us to easily remove multiple or larger excised specimens out of the body during laparoscopic surgery. It also protects the operating environment inside the human body. This includes surrounding organs such as the rectum, while maintaining and not distorting any incisions we made during surgery.

Surgical method and apparatus

In addition to instruments such as the endobag, our surgical method and apparatus for pelvic and peritoneal surgery are patented.

The apparatus comprises an elongated instrument body that is adaptable and placed at least partially in the vagina. The instrument then partially passes through the wall of the vagina until the tip reaches the rectouterine pouch. The elongated body also has an attachment to accommodate a part of the surgical instrument comprised of an end portion. As a result, the surgical instrument and the apparatus rely on one another to move and operate. An endobag with an elongated port is then moved through the vagina and into the pelvis.

sterile equipment, with each instrument being carefully picked by your surgeon
All of our surgeries are done meticulously with precise, sterile equipment, with each instrument being carefully picked by your surgeon.

This technique provides a number of advantages in laparoscopic surgery. These include allowing secure incision sites and protecting the operation environment and surrounding anatomy and organs such as the rectum, while substantially minimizing any surgical trauma to the patient and reducing their healing time.

A surgery center that prides itself on innovation can be a telling sign of their experience in the field of laparoscopic surgery. However, this should never come at the sacrifice of the patient’s comfort, chances of symptom relief, and overall quality of surgery. No device can make up for the skill and experience of a highly knowledgeable laparoscopic surgeon. At Seckin Endometriosis Center, we pride ourselves on finding that healthy medium of innovation and personalized care. We ensure all of our patients that between our carefully designed surgeries and a positive doctor and patient relationship, our techniques give each individual patient their greatest chance of symptom relief for their particular case of endometriosis.

Issued patents 

  • Laparoscopic Surgery Method and Laparoscopic Surgery Solution (Blue Water/Methylene Blue) Patent No. US10493171. Issued: December 03, 2019.
  • Surgical Endobag and Method of Application Thereof Patent No. US9345459 (European Patent EP2598039). Issued: May 24, 2016.
  • Surgical Method and Apparatus (Uterus Manipulator in Barrel) Patent No. US9566050 (European Patent EP2598018). Issued: February 14, 2017.

Issued US trademarks

  • Trademark Serial No. 86826741 Trademark: Aqua Blue Excision Technique ABCt Issued on Jul. 26, 2016 Renewal due Jul. 26, 2021
  • Trademark Serial No. 86415386 Trademark: Seckin Aqua Blue Excision Technique SABE Issued on Dec. 15, 2015 Renewal due Dec. 15, 2020

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