With over 20 years of experience as a practicing
laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Wayne Poll has had extensive experience in the frustrations of compromised
vision during laparoscopic procedures for both traditional and robotic assisted surgeries. Through keen
determination, foresight and true innovation, Dr. Poll
has developed a unique laparoscopic visualization
system which is very simple and yet highly effective.
Dr. Poll founded Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc.
(MID) with a mission to eliminate the need to ever
remove the laparoscope for cleaning and defogging.
At MID, we are committed to making scope removals a thing of the past and alleviating surgeon frustration during laparoscopic surgery. Our stated goal is
to provide superior vision through the entire procedure by providing the only all in one, comprehensive
solution in maintaining laparoscopic visual clarity.
MID is an early stage, privately held medical
device company which has its headquarters in
Columbus, Ohio and its R&D / Manufacturing, 90
miles southwest of Columbus in Franklin, Ohio.
Since the original launch of the device, many
advancements have been made to the overall design
to improve function, reduce cost, and facilitate
simple set-up and operation in the surgical field.
FloShield is now available to be used in both traditional and robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery and
comes in two models, FloShield Air and FloShield
FloShield™ delivers a consistent, clear image dur-
ing surgery while virtually eliminating the need to
remove the scope.
Laparoscopic surgery involves the distention of
the abdominal cavity with carbon dioxide to create
a working space for visualization and instrumentation. The laparoscope is placed through a trocar and
the image is displayed on a monitor in the Operating
• Fogging of the lens will frequently occur on the
end of the laparoscope. Fogging is the result of
the heavily humidified intra-abdominal air contacting the cold laparoscope lens. The shaft of
the laparoscope is stainless steel, and heat will
conduct up the length into the relatively cold OR
which explains why fogging will sometimes occur
even after lens insertion.
• Aerosolized Debris is particulate matter that
“floats” around the abdominal cavity and can easily settle on the lens of the laparoscope. This may
include smoke from electrosurgery, mist and spray
from the Harmonic Scalpel, or even cellular products from tissue dissection. Some energy cutting
and coagulation instruments may even shoot fluid
and debris from their tips onto the lens surface,
requiring instant scope removal and cleaning
before surgery can be continued.
FloShield has been shown to dramatically reduce
and in many cases, eliminate the need remove the
scope for cleaning and defogging.
FloShield replaces all other products that keep
the lens from fogging and/or cleans the lens after
it gets dirty. FloShield saves valuable OR time and
preserves the best possible image that HD video systems can deliver.
FloShield is simple to use, actively protects the
lens while providing instant/continuous defogging
and eliminates the need to ever heat the scope.
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Scope Removal is a Thing of the Past
Innovation Born of Frustration