The Alshemari Vertical Needle Driver

The only needle driver on the market that allows you to suture vertically.



The Alshemari Needle Driver was designed by Dr. Hasan Alshemari, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and a top Pediatric Otolaryngology Specialist at the Zain Hospital in Kuwait.

The patented design features a unique lever arm clamp method to ensure the needle is firmly held. The driver also holds the needle parallel to the handles, rotated 90° from traditional needle drivers. Previously made driver require elliptical motion to apply sutures. This new driver allows the surgeon to apply sutures vertically, in areas that would be difficult to reach with traditional drivers – therefore enabling less invasive procedures, particularly in areas such as the base of the tongue or in difficult to reach abdominal procedures. The needle is clamped in a position to function while the operator’s hand is in a neutral and comfort position. The needle automatically moves into an ideal position between two target points in a straight vertical rather than elliptical motion as in conventional needle drivers.


The Alshemari Needle Driver features 316 stainless steel construction, tungsten carbide jaw inserts, and gold plated handles. Sterilization is consistent with other needle drivers. The driver uses a traditional style closure method.

Instrument Size = 225 mm x 70 mm x 10mm


  • Minimizes hand twisting
  • More accuracy and precision
  • Superior reach


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