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Monopolar

Sealers

Overview

Monopolar sealers feature innovative Transcollation® technology, a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and saline that provides hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone during surgery.

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WHAT IT IS

Monopolar Sealers

Medtronic Advanced Energy built the foundation of its early success on innovative products for solid organ procedures. Studies have shown that using Transcollation technology in general surgery procedures provides the following clinical benefits:

  • Reduces blood transfusion rates during and after liver resections1
  • Reduces the need for renal clamping in partial nephrectomies2
  • May reduce the need for other blood management products during or after the procedure1
  • May reduce post-operative pancreatic leaks following distal pancreatectomy3

General Surgery Procedures for Monopolar Sealers

Medtronic Advanced Energy monopolar sealers are commonly used for these general surgery procedures:

  • Liver resection
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy


References

1

Geller DA, Tsung A, Maheshwari V et al. Hepatic resection in 170 patients using saline-cooled radiofrequency coagulation. HPB 2005; 7:208-213.

2

Urena R, Mendez F, Woods M et al. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy of solid renal masses without Hilar clamping using a monopolar radiofrequency device. J Urology 2004; 171(3):1054-6.

3

Blansfield JA, Rapp MM, Chokshi RJ et al. Novel method of stump closure for distal pancreatectomy with a 75% reduction in pancreatic fistula rate. J Gastrointest Surg 2012; 16(3):524-528.

Transcollation Technology

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