Covidien has released a few new surgical products at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons last week. One is the Versaport bladeless optical 5 mm trocar that features a “dolphin-nose” tip with “V2 geometry” resulting in a low profile that is meant to be easy to insert through tissue.
There are also two new line extensions, 20cm and 44cm, for the LigaSure 5mm blunt tip sealer/divider. The device seals vessels up to 7mm in size, lymphatics and tissue bundles, as well as in two to four seconds using both pressure and energy delivery.
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.