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, 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.
In 2016, following Dr. Valtchev’s retirement, Conkin Surgical joined the Pacific Surgical Family of Innovative Healthcare Companies and now operates out of Vancouver, British Columbia. However, Dr. Valtchev’s spirit of innovation lives on in Conkin Surgical. Our newest product is the Tor-Mark™a one-of-a-kind disposable toric marking device designed by Vancouver-based ophthalmologists.
Conkin Surgical is pleased to hear from clinician inventors who are looking for an ISO 13485 / MDSAP certified manufacturer to assist in bringing their medical devices to market!
M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)., F.A.C.O.GFounder, instrumental in the research and development of Conkin Surgical Instruments