Aesculap has announced that its bringing to market the company’s Caiman 5 sealing and cutting device for laparoscopic surgery. The device features a 26 mm jaw, the longest of any 5mm RF device. That’s 33% longer than the nearest competition, providing greater efficiency for the surgeon.
The jaw is designed so that the tip closes first to prevent slippage of the tissue and the rest of the jaws close in parallel to evenly provide compression along their length.
Caiman® 5 works off of impedance, using Lektrafuse technology, a proprietary logarithm of advanced
energy designed to provide confidence in each unique seal.
“To feel confident in achieving hemostasis, many surgeons using competitive vessel sealers are accustomed to sealing vascular structures twice,” said Aesculap, Inc. President Chuck DiNardo. “With Caiman, surgeons are able to achieve high quality seals on the first attempt, and seal and cut more tissue at a time. This allows for a considerable amount of time savings for their procedures.”
Indications for use for Caiman® 5 include general laparoscopic procedures, including urologic, vascular, thoracic, and thoracoscopic, and gynecological laparoscopic procedures where ligation and division of vessels is performed. These procedures include but are not limited to: laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomies, Nissen fundoplication, colectomy, adhesiolysis, and oophorectomy.
Product page: Caiman 5…
Press release: Aesculap, Inc. Launches Caiman®
5: Vessel Sealer Designed to Enable More Efficient Laparoscopic Surgeries