Ethicon, a part of Johnson & Johnson, is releasing a whole new set of surgical products for performing bariatric revision surgeries, along with complementary education and training, for performing reoperations. Bariatric reoperations are pretty common, often due to poor weight loss, some patients gaining lost weight back again, anatomical changes, and the presence of additional diseases.
“When reoperations are required, they can be challenging due to the unpredictable nature and complexity of variables to which the surgeon may be confronted during surgery. These include such issues as adhesions, tissue type and thickness, unexpected or disruptive bleeding, and difficult access to the patient’s anatomy. This new portfolio of products and education from Ethicon helps the surgeon manage this unpredictability to the benefit of the patient,” in a statement said Alan Wittgrove MD, FACS, FASMBS, Medical Director at the Wittgrove Bariatric Center in Del Mar, CA.
The company’s Bariatric Revision Surgical Solution, in addition to training and educational packages, comprises the HARMONIC HD 1000i Shears for dissection and tissue sealing, the ECHELON FLEX GST stapler, STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices for suturing, and SURGICEL SNoW Absorbable Hemostat.