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Levita® Magnetics Introduces the First Magnetic Surgical Platform

Designed to magnetically grasp and retract the target tissue in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, bariatric and prostatectomy procedures, eliminating the need for a dedicated trocar and shafted instrumentation that may clutter the operative field and enabling reduced-port procedures.

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We're evolving minimally invasive surgery

At Levita Magnetics, our mission is to enhance patient outcomes by minimizing the footprint of surgical procedures across multiple indications and broad patient populations. Our innovative magnetic surgical platform, called Magnetic Surgery®, is the next step in the evolution of less invasive surgery.

We know surgical innovation

Less Invasive Solutions

With several minimally invasive options available, surgeons and patients are more focused than ever on reducing surgical trauma while maximizing cosmetic results.

Leading the Way

Levita Magnetics is leading the way in developing a shaftless Magnetic Surgery platform that enables a reduced number of trocars in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, bariatric and prostatectomy procedures.

Making a Difference

We are committed to working tirelessly with our physician partners and health care providers to make the use of these new and innovative magnetic surgical platforms commonplace, so that together, we can make a difference in each patient’s quality of life.

Management Team
ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ-NAVARRO, M.D.

Founder, President, CEO

Minimally invasive general surgeon with more than 10 years of clinical experience. Medical inventor with multiple patents and clinical researcher with publications in international journals, especially in the field of post-operatory pain.

GREG LIU

Chief Operations Officer

Twenty-five years of product development and operations experience. Held leadership roles at Luma Therapeutics, Acclarent, Google, Google(x) and was a founding member of Verily Life Sciences (Google). BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

MARK ALLEY

Chief Commercial Officer

Twenty-five years of sales and sales leadership experience at both large and small organizations. Held leadership roles at Boston Scientific, Acclarent – a Johnson and Johnson company, Spirox, and most recently Stryker ENT.

MARY ANNE KURUCZ

Vice President, Marketing

Twenty years of medical device marketing and sales experience. Led commercialization of new technologies at Acclarent, Kyphon, Cordis Cardiology and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. BS in Biology from Bucknell University and MBA from The Wharton School.

PAT COGHILL

Senior Director, Operations

Twenty-five years of medical device engineering and operations experience. Held leadership roles in engineering and manufacturing at Heartport, Johnson & Johnson, Concentric Medical and Stryker Neurovascular. BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

CINDY DOMECUS

Regulatory Strategist

Executive level Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Research professional with over 30 years of experience and expertise. Former Senior Vice President/Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Research for Conceptus and Kyphon.

Board of Directors
GLEN FRENCH

Executive Chairman

Current President and CEO of Pulmonx Corporation. Over 30 years of general management, marketing, and sales experience in both large and small companies. Co-founded, built, and sold multiple medical device companies. Formerly President of Pulmonary Endoscopy and Boston Scientific Corporation, and CEO and Co-Founder of Asthmatx and Bronchus Technologies.

FRANK GRILLO

Director

Current President and CEO of AirXpanders, Inc. Over 20 years of general management, marketing and business development experience in the medical device industry.  Previously, President and CEO at MRI Interventions; Vice President, Marketing and New Business Development of Intuitive Surgical Inc.; Vice President, Marketing and Business Development of Kyphon and Vice President, Marketing at Boston Scientific Corporation.

DAVID M. RENZI

Director

Current Senior Vice President, Sales at Pulmonx Corporation. Over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry building high performing sales organizations. Formerly served as President and CEO of Carbylan Therapeutics and Neomend; EVP and CCO of SurgRx; EVP of Sales and Marketing at Novacept; and Worldwide VP of Marketing at C.R. Bard, IMPRA division.

ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ-NAVARRO, M.D.

Founder, President, CEO

Minimally invasive general surgeon with more than 10 years of clinical experience. Medical inventor with multiple patents and clinical researcher with publications in international journals, especially in the field of post-operative pain.

MARIA SAINZ

Director

Current President and CEO of Aegea Medical. Over 25 years of experience in commercial and leadership positions in the medtech industry. Previously served as the President and CEO of Cardiokinetix, President and CEO of Concentric Medical, Inc., and President of the Cardiac Surgery division of Guidant Corporation.

ALEX SEELENBERGER

Director

Managing Partner at Aurus Capital focusing on early stage biotech, pharma, and medtech investments. Previously worked at Athelera LLC with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions in Latin America and Europe. Served as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.

MINIMIZING YOUR SURGICAL FOOTPRINT

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Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized modern surgery

Reduced postoperative pain, less visible scarring, and shortened recovery time are generally recognized as some of the benefits of MIS procedures compared to conventional surgery.

With increasing surgeon experience, laparoscopic surgery has undergone many refinements, including reduction in port size and number of ports. These refinements can be associated with technical challenges. As a result, developing novel instrumentation such as the Levita Magnetic Surgical System to mitigate the limitations of conventional laparoscopic instruments is critical.
Levita® Magnetic Surgical System
MINIMIZING YOUR SURGICAL FOOTPRINT

The shaftless Levita System reduces the number of incisions and dedicated trocars for better cosmetic outcomes. The Levita System enables reduced-port laparoscopic techniques.

MAGNETIC GRASPER
  • Shaft removed from trocar after delivery and application of Grasper Tip
MAGNETIC CONTROLLER
  • Positioned externally on abdominal wall to magnetically attract Grasper Tip intra-abdominally
  • Maneuvered across abdominal wall to achieve desired retraction
GRASPER TIP
  • Detachable distal tip grasps target tissue and provides unprecedented shaftless magnetic retraction
  • No fixed pivot point: Movement and retraction angles not constrained by trocar or its location

LEVITA MAGNETIC SURGICAL SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Magnetic Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Procedure

Magnetic Sleeve™ Gastrectomy (Bariatric) Procedure

Magnetic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Procedure

The Magnetic Surgical System is indicated in the U.S. to grasp and retract the body and the fundus of the gallbladder in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the liver in bariatric procedures and the prostate and periprostatic tissue in prostatectomy procedures to facilitate access and visualization of the surgical site in patients with a BMI range of 20 to 60 kg/m2.

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Levita Magnetics is located in the Silicon Valley of Northern California. Home to innovations that advance our lives every day. To contact us, please send us an email.

Levita Magnetics
1730 S. Amphlett Blvd, Suite 240
San Mateo, CA 94402

650-204-0529

General Inquiries:
info@levita.com

Customer Service:
customerservice@levita.com

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Magnetic Surgery:
www.magneticsurgery.com 

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