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Monopolar

Sealers

Surgical Applications

  

Liver Resection

Monopolar sealers are used in liver resections

Monopolar sealers are used in liver resections

Hepatic resection inherently carries the risk of significant blood loss for patients, resulting in additional cost due to transfusion and the potential for increased length of stay.1,* Medtronic Advanced Energy monopolar sealers use patented Transcollation® technology, a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and saline, to provide hemostatic sealing of soft tissue during hepatic surgery.2

Additional Clinical Benefits of Using Transcollation Technology

  • May reduce the need for other blood management products during or after the procedure2
  • Capable of sealing bleeding liver parenchyma without producing excessive charring or eschar2
  • Reduces transfusion rates by minimizing intra-operative blood loss2
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Pancreatectomy

Pancreatectomy

Monopolar sealers are used in pancreatectomies

Monopolar sealers are used in pancreatectomies

Pancreatectomies often result in post-operative pancreatic leaks, exposing patients to additional risks. Medtronic Advanced Energy monopolar sealers use patented Transcollation® technology, a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and saline, to provide hemostatic sealing of soft tissue on the resection plane and distal stump. This technology has been clinically shown to reduce post-operative pancreatic leaks following distal pancreatectomy.1 


References

1

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.

PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY


*

Covance MedPAR report; length of stay has not been specifically correlated with the Aquamantys System.


References

1

Covance report; 2009 MedPAR database based on ICD-9-CM Codes for 100% of Medicare beneficiaries.

2

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