Originally founded in the 1970s by Dr. Konstantin L. Valtchev, Conkin Surgical Instruments Ltd. has grown from a small gynecology instruments manufacturing company in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario into an internationally recognized brand for surgeons worldwide. Dr. Valtchev, a gynecologist surgeon himself, developed and commercialized the very first uterine mobilizer, the Conkin Valtchev® VUM-5, after experiencing first hand the need for better suited instruments during gynecological and obstetrics procedures. Years later, Dr. Valtchv released the improved Valtchev® Uterine Mobilizer VUM-6, which is a uterine manipulator that offers an increased range of movement, 15 degrees of retroversion and an ergonomic design that enables single handed manipulation. To this day, the VUM-6 is still widely considered to be among the best manipulators on the market.
Dr. Valtchev has also developed the Valtchev® Vaginal Delineator, which is used in conjunction with the VUM-6 during Laparoscopically assisted Vaginal Hysterectomies (LAVH), Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomies (TLH), Sub-total Laparoscopic Hysterectomies (SLH) and any other laparoscopic operation where delineation of the fornices is necessary.
Today, Conkin Surgical operates out of Vancouver, British Columbia and works with several surgical instrument distributors in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2016, following Dr. Valtchev’s retirement, Conkin Surgical joined the Pacific Surgical Family of Innovative Healthcare Companies. gynecology instruments
Dr. Konstantin L. Valtchev
M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)., F.A.C.O.G
Founder, instrumental in the research and development of Conkin Surgical Instruments