Physician Testimonials

Physician leaders across the globe embrace Vector Surgical’s innovative devices



Claude Abouchedid, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“These devices allow for lesser returns to the operating room and/or less tissue resected in case of margin involvement.”

Angel Arnaout, MD, FRCSC

Breast Surgeon

“These days with the use of Oncoplastic breast surgical techniques my pathologist is often receiving large and “weird” shaped specimens for analysis. The traditional use of suture to mark the margins is inadequate. Painting each margin the way I see it, as per the original orientation in the patient, is preferred by both myself and the pathologist!”

Daniel F. Barnas, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“Excellent product. It is easy to use and gives me confidence that my margins are accurate.”

Susan Beck, DO, FACOS

Director of Katzmann Breast Center

“MarginMarker allows more precise margin clearance of tumor and thus assists in breast preservation and cosmesis.”

Craig Brackett, III, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“Specimen orientation is critical for decreasing local recurrence rates, amount of re-excision, and improving APBI or IORT results.”

David Carlson, MD

General Surgeon

“I have used it hundreds of times. The pathologist likes the fact that the margins can be precisely marked by the surgeon.”

Annesley Copeland, MD

General Surgeon

“The MarginMarker has radically improved my confidence particularly in re-excision cases. Nobody knows better than the surgeon at the moment she/he performs the excisions, what the true orientation is.”

Roberto Coppola, MD

Pancreatic Surgeon

“MarginMarker is very important for my clinical practice in pancreatic surgery.”

Christina Dial, DO, FACOS

Breast Surgeon

“MarginMarker is the most accurate method I have found to mark specimens intra-operatively. It is the best way to ensure proper pathologic specimen readings and the MarginMarker paints are the best.”

L. Francisco Espaillat, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“The use of these devices has significantly decreased my re-excision rate. Our pathologists love it! It is the most accurate and precise method of margin evaluation.”

William Funderburk, MD, FACS

Oncological Surgeon

“Margin marking is a primary positive direction for accurate identification if the surgeon needs to re-excise.”

M. Margaret Hadcock, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“I believe the use of MarginMarker prevents margin ‘mistakes,’ and that the initial surgery achieves clear margins and a better cosmetic outcome as a result.”

Regina Hampton, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“MarginMarker has allowed me to submit a breast specimen with accurate margins to the pathologist. I evaluate intraoperatively and have decreased my re-excision rate.”

Jeffre Helmink, MD

General Surgeon

“These Clips have helped immensely with alleviating any confusion on margins between myself and our pathologists. Much more accurate than our old system of placing several sutures around the specimen. Good product.”

Hi Hong, MD

Department of Pathology

“Orientation of breast specimens is no more a guessing game with CorrectClips. They are seen in accompanying radiology films. They are easy to remove after applying ink to the specimens.”

James Koness, MD

Director of the Breast Health Program

“My patient’s bleeding would not stop after an office core biopsy. Thanks to the SilversteinWrap, we were able to prevent a significant complication for the patient.”

Chris Menendez, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“Using Vector Surgical’s MarginMarker, CorrectClips, and SilversteinWrap allows me to achieve better outcomes and quality of care for my breast cancer patients.”

Wendy Mikkelson, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“When cancer is excised (removed), it’s important to know if there are cancer cells at the edges of the tissue taken out. The six ink colors make it possible to mark the sides of the tissue so both the pathologist and I know the exact location of the medial margin, or the superior margin, etc.”

Syed Mohsin, MD

Head of Breast Pathology

“We have been using the kit for over two years. Our surgeons love it. It is easy to use and the ink sticks better to the tissue than other brands. We feel confident that this method provides more accurate margin orientation than by sutures alone.”

Mari Nakashizuka, MD, FACS

Asst. Prof. Dept. of Surgery

“MarginMarker improves the accuracy of specimen orientation. As the surgeon, I know the original shape and orientation of the specimen. Previously, I used sutures for orientation and after processing in pathology, the specimen shape was often changed, and it was difficult for me to figure out where I needed to excise more tissue, when necessary, for wider margin. Using MarginMarker, I am confident on the precise location requiring re-excision.”

Hong-Kin Ng, MD

Chief Of Medical Staff

“The SilversteinWrap is the best dressing available in the market for breast cancer patients.”

Teresa Ponn, MD

Breast Surgeon

“MarginMarker has revolutionized the way lumpectomies are performed with much more assurance of accurate margins. Our pathologists are full supporters as well. I use it for every lumpectomy and sometimes for ADH (?) when cancer is suggested.”

Danny Robinette, MD


“Correct orientation of the biopsy is critical to evaluation of margins and clearance of cancer.”

Jessica Ryan, MD

Breast Surgeon

“I have used MarginMarker, CorrectClips, and SilversteinWrap consistently in my practice, with great results. Our pathologists unanimously approve and recognize the precision of MarginMarker. Our radiologist appreciates the improved accuracy & communication with our surgeons when reviewing a specimen radiograph with the clips. I believe compression with the wrap leads to less seroma formation and improved patient comfort.”

Laila Samiian, MD, FACS

Chief Section of Breast Surgery

“I have found that inking my specimen in the OR has reduced my re-excision rate from 19% down to only 9%.”

Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“We used the system and it worked very nicely. We had an issue with a margin on the first case and the system worked as advertised regarding positive and negative margin. We plan to order this for all lumpectomies.”

Lana Shikhman, MD

Breast Surgeon

Lana Shikhman, MD Breast Surgeon Manchester, NH “MarginMarker and CorrectClips have made a tremendous impact in my practice. They have increased the accuracy of my margins, reduced the rate of re-excision and provide clear communication line between surgeons, pathologist and radiologist. This technology truly allows and fills the spot of multidisciplinary approach to patients’ breast care.”

Carol Slomski, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

“Accurate marking of the margins is key in assuring a good outcome of breast surgery.”

Vernon Sondak, MD

Chair, Dept. of Cutaneous Oncology

“We have been working with Vector Surgical to evaluate MarginMarker kits in melanoma patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy, in hopes we can extend this technology to this important group of patients.”

Michael Stumpf, DO

General/Breast Surgeon

“This system takes the guesswork out of margin assessment.”

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