Overview

The LigaSure™ Dolphin Tip is a single is a single-use instrument with vessel sealing and tissue dividing capabilities. It is targeted for use in general procedures where ligation and division of vessels is performed.

The LigaSure™ Dolphin Tip has a 20 and 37 cm shaft and is designed to fit down a 5 mm cannula. The shaft can be rotate to 179 degrees via a rotation knob. The ergonomically designed handset provides one-handed operation of grasping, rotation and cutting. Sealing occurs by ratcheting the handle and activating through the purple button on the device or through the LigaSure footswitch.

Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
LS1520 LigaSure™ Dolphin Tip Open Sealer/Divider, 20 cm Case 6
LS1500 LigaSure™ Dolphin Tip Laparoscopic Sealer/Divider, 37 cm Case 6
Specifications
Physical Characteristics & Generator Compability
Shaft Diameter 5 mm
Shaft Rotation 179 Degrees
Jaw Design Dolphin Nose, 2.6 mm at Tip
Seal Length 18 mm
Cut Length 12 mm
Generator Compatibility ForceTriad™ Energy Platform
General Characteristics
Sealer/Divider
Sterile, Single Use
Hand Switching or Foot Switching

LigaSure™ Dolphin Tip 20 cm Open Instrument

The LigaSure™ dolphin tip open sealer/divider (LS1520) is a dolphin-nose tip vessel sealer and divider, featuring a 20 cm shaft for use in open procedures.

Procedural applications for this device include:

  • Breast procedures
  • Whipple
  • Gynecological procedures
  • Axillary Dissection
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Liver resection
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Splenectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy

LigaSure™ Dolphin Tip 37 cm Laparoscopic Instrument

The LigaSure™ dolphin tip laparoscopic sealer/divider (LS1500) is a dolphin-nose tip vessel sealer and divider, featuring a 37 cm shaft for use in laparoscopic procedures.

Procedural applications for this device include:

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Colectomy
  • Gastric bypass
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Nephrectomy

LigaSure™ Technology – Delivering Performance Beyond Expectations

Across the range of products and procedures, LigaSure™ technology delivers a unique combination of pressure and energy to create a consistent seal with each application.

  • Provides a combination of pressure and energy to create vessel fusion
  • Permanently fuses vessels up to and including 7 mm in diameter and tissue bundles without dissection or isolation
  • Average seal cycle is 2 to 4 seconds, when used with the ForceTriad™ energy platform
  • Seals withstand three times normal systolic blood pressure
  • Feedback-controlled response system automatically discontinues energy delivery when the seal cycle is complete, eliminating the guesswork

LigaSure™ instruments have been found to:

  • Have the highest burst pressure, fastest sealing time and were highest rated overall compared to Gyrus PK™*, Harmonic ACE™* and ENSEAL™*([FOOTNOTE=Lamberton GR, Hsi RS, Jin DH, Lindler TU, JellisonFC, Baldwin DD. Prospective comparison of four laparoscopic vessel ligation devices. J Endourol. 2008;22(10):2307-2312.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Reduce blood loss compared to sutures and clips([FOOTNOTE=Ding Z, Wable G, Rane A. Use of LigaSure bipolar diathermy system in vaginal hysterectomy. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005;25(1): 49-51.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Levy B, Emery L. Randomized trial of suture versus electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing in vaginal hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2003;102(1):147-151.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Reduce procedure time compared to sutures3,4
  • Reduce patient length of stay compared to sutures3

Compared to mechanical ligation techniques, LigaSure™ technology has been shown to:

  • Significantly reduce operative blood loss in colorectal, gynecologic and urologic surgery3, 4, ([FOOTNOTE=Targarona, et al. A prospective randomized comparison of conventional electrosurgery, biopolar computer-controlled electrosurgery and ultrasonic dissection. Operative Outcome and Cost analysis. Surgical Innovation. 2005 Dec;12(4):339-344.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Manouras, et al. Sutureless open low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer with the use of the electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system. 2007. Med Sci Monit; 13(5): CR224-230.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Tamussino K, et al. Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing for radical abdominal hysterectomy. Gynecologic Oncology. 2005 Feb; 96(2):320-322.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Leonardo C, et al. Laparoscopic nephrectomy using LigaSure system: preliminary experience. Journal of Endourology. 2005 Oct;19(8):976-8.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Significantly reduce perioperative blood transfusions in gynecologic, urologic and general surgery7,[FOOTNOTE=Daskalopoulos G et al. Electrothermal bipolar coagulation for radical prostatectomies and cystectomies: a preliminary case-controlled study. International Urology and Nephrology. 2004;36(2):181-185.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Significantly reduce procedure time in colorectal, gynecologic and urologic surgery3,4,5,8,([FOOTNOTE=Cronje HS, et al. Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing during vaginal hysterectomy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005 Dec;91(3):243-5.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Significantly reduce length of hospital stay in gynecologic and urologic surgery3

Compared to other energy-based modalities, LigaSure™ technology has been shown to:

  • Significantly reduce operative blood loss in colorectal and gynecologic surgery([FOOTNOTE=Araki Y, et al. Clipless hand-assisted laparoscopic total colectomy using LigaSure Atlas. Kurume Medical Journal. 2004;51(2):105-8.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Campagnacci R, et al. Electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing device vs. ultrasonic coagulating shears in laparoscopic colectomies: a comparative study. Surg Endosc. 2007 Feb 8.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Takada et al. Comparative study of electrothermal bipolar vessel sealer and ultrasonic coagulating shears in laparoscopic colectomy. Surgical Endoscopy. 2005;19:226-228.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Demirturk F, et al. Comparison of the use of electrothermal bipolar vessel sealer with harmonic scalpel in total laparoscopic hysterectomy. J Obst Gynaecol Res. 2007; 33 (3):341-345.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Significantly reduce procedure time in colorectal and gynecologic surgery11,13,14

What is TissueFect™ sensing technology?

TissueFect™ sensing technology is the control system for the ForceTriad™ energy platform, designed to precisely manage energy delivery, creating a range of options for desired tissue effect. TissueFect™ sensing technology monitors changes in tissue impedance 3,333 times a second, and adjusts energy output accordingly to deliver the appropriate amount of energy for the desired tissue effect.

What is LigaSure™ tissue fusion?

LigaSure™ vessel sealing technology has been updated and improved in the ForceTriad™ energy platform, controlled by TissueFect™ sensing technology. LigaSure™ tissue fusion, like LigaSure™ vessel sealing, uses the body’s own collagen and elastin to create a permanent fusion zone. This technology can fuse vessels up to and including 7 mm, lymphatics, tissue bundles and pulmonary vasculature, and has an average seal cycle of two to four seconds in most surgical situations.