Bariatric Times

AUG 2016

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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Bariatric Times Buyers Guide 2016 41 Bariatric Times • August 2016 E THICON INC. ENDOPATH ® XCEL ® Bladeless Trocars with OPTIVIEW ® Technology Great stability and superior visibility. And with OPTIVIEW Technology, endoscope recleanings are cut in half*. OPTIVIEW ® Technology is currently available in 5mm and 12mm trocars. ENDOPATH ® XCEL ® B ladeless Trocars are available in a wide r ange of lengths, with diameters ranging from 5-15mm. E THICON INC. H ARMONIC ACE ® + 7 Shears with Advanced Hemostasis H ARMONIC ACE ® + 7 Shears with Adaptive Tissue Technology enables greater surgical precision and performance by dynamically optimizing energy delivery in response to changing tissue conditions. • Adaptive Tissue Technology actively manages and helps improve the thermal profile of the device. • Advanced Hemostasis Mode modulates energy to provide for strong and secure sealing in all vessel sizes up to and including 7mm in diameter, including the short gastric vessels. • Curved blade design enables blade visibility and fine dissection for confidence in mobilizing structures near the crus. • Multi-functionality assists in minimizing instrument exchanges and may reduce the number of surgical devices needed in a procedure. ENSEAL ® G2 Articulating Tissue Sealer The first and only articulating tissue sealer compatible with a 5mm port. Facilitates a p erpendicular approach to vessels and provides the ability to maneuver around corners and behind structures. May reduce t he number of ports and instrument exchanges needed to access targeted areas. T rocars M EDTRONIC LigaSure ™ Maryland Jaw 44 cm Laparoscopic Instrument L igaSure ™ M aryland Jaw 44 cm laparoscopic sealer and divider (LF1744) is a multifunctional device that delivers efficiency and versatility by combining one-step sealing and the functionality of a Maryland dissector, atraumatic grasper and cold scissors with the reliability of LigaSure ™ technology. OLYMPUS THUNDERBEAT THUNDERBEAT combines advanced bipolar and ultrasonic energies into a single multifunctional hand instrument that allows surgeons to simultaneously seal and cut vessels 7 mm or smaller with minimal thermal spread. THUNDERBEAT provides the highest grasping forces at the tip compared with similar energy instruments currently available. Vessel/Tissue Sealers/Dividers E THICON INC. STRATAFIX ™ Sprial Knotless Tissue Control Devices Placing a running suture over the stapling line may reduce risk of leakage in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices facilitate a stronger watertight seal than i nterrupted or running standard suture. The u nique, knotless design and multiple points of fixation facilitate closure in laparoscopic surgeries. DERMABOND ADVANCED Adhesive DERMABOND ADVANCED Adhesive can add strength and protection to an incision. • Strength: When used in addition to sutures, DERMABOND ADVANCED Adhesive was shown ex vivo to add 75% more strength to wound closure than sutures alone1 • Microbial barrier: DERMABOND A DVANCED Adhesive provides a microbial barrier with 99% protection in vitro for at least 72 hours against organisms commonly r esponsible for surgical site infections (SSIs) • Inhibition of bacteria: DERMABOND ADVANCED Adhesive demonstrated in vitro inhibition of gram-positive bacteria (MRSA & MRSE) and gram-negative bacteria (E. coli) Visit www.bariatrictimes.com throughout the year for updates to the 12 th Annual Bariatric Times Buyers Guide Also Available at www.bariatrictimes.com SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION CONTINUED M EDTRONIC VersaOne ™ Access System Our VersaOne ™ access system features a u niversal cannula designed to fit with all obturators, giving surgeons and purchasers the flexibility and reliability they demand. the flexibility and reliability they demand. S uturing Devices and Systems g y SPOTLIGHT ON PATIENT FINANCING: Is Your Bariatric Practice Ready for Retail? SPOTLIGHT ON NUTRITION: The Value of Nutritional Management of Glucose Response

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