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|Covidien Announces New Surgical Access and Tissue Sealing Devices at SAGES 2012|
The Versaport bladeless optical 5 mm trocar will give surgeons clear visualization of the tissue layers during insertion in laparoscopic and thoracic procedures. The proprietary cannula design offers excellent fixation for port security and stability. The low-profile design delivers optimal maneuverability, even when the trocar is used in small spaces.
The Company also has broadened its line of vessel sealing devices with the introduction of two new shaft lengths – 20 cm and 44 cm – in its LigaSure 5 mm blunt tip sealer/divider portfolio. This expanded portfolio will offer surgeons more versatility when operating on patients with different body shapes and sizes. Surgeons worldwide have relied on the 37 cm LigaSure 5 mm blunt tip sealer/divider for the device’s cutting length, atraumatic grasping, cutting independent of sealing, fast sealing and consistent performance.
These new products, along with Covidien’s other latest innovations in
surgical device technology, are on display at SAGES 2012, the annual
meeting of the
“Covidien prides itself on its strong legacy of surgical device
innovation. The Company has launched 100 new products over the last five
years and, by increasing our investments in research and development,
we’re on track to launch another 50 new products over the next two
New Covidien Products at SAGES 2012: A More Detailed Look
LigaSure technology provides a unique combination of pressure and energy to permanently seal vessels up to and including 7 mm in size, lymphatics and tissue bundles. The average seal cycle is 2-to-4 seconds and seals withstand three times normal systolic blood pressure. The feedback-controlled response system automatically discontinues energy delivery when the seal cycle is complete, eliminating the guesswork. The technology has been used in millions of procedures worldwide and is supported by an ever-growing body of evidence-based research, now totaling over 300 studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Versaport Bladeless Optical 5 mm Trocar
The Versaport bladeless optical 5 mm trocar is the newest addition to the Versaport bladeless family of trocars. Its low-profile design provides for easy handling and maneuverability. The unique “dolphin-nose” tip with V2 geometry facilitates easy insertion and minimal fascial defects. The bladeless optical tip enables clear visualization and identification of the tissue layers on the first entry. The proprietary ribbed cannula enhances fixation, providing port stability and security.