See better.1,† Breathe better.2,‡

Surgical smoke is inconvenient — and dangerous. It can obscure your line of sight during laparoscopic procedures, potentially posing risks to you, your team, and the patient.([FOOTNOTE=da Silva RD, Sehrt D, Molina WR, Moss J, Park SH, Kim FJ. Significance of surgical plume obstruction during laparoscopy. JSLS. 2014;18(3).],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) But it doesn’t have to.

The Valleylab™ laparoscopic smoke evacuation system can help.

It’s an easy-to-use device1,§ that connects to a standard luer-lock trocar and a suction or vacuum unit.([FOOTNOTE=Based on Buffalo Filter product specification form DC#2016-203 for Valleylab™ laparoscopic smoke evacuation system. Jan. 31, 2018.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) When used during your procedures, it will effectively and efficiently remove smoke1,§ from the peritoneal cavity. So you can have:

  • Enhanced visualization of the surgical site1,†
  • Improved air quality in the OR2,‡

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Know the health risks of surgical smoke

Evacuating surgical smoke makes sense. It can expose you and your team to more than 150 hazardous chemicals — including toxins like cyanide, benzene, and formaldehyde.([FOOTNOTE=Pierce JS, Lacey SE, Lippert JF, Lopez R, Franke JE. Laser-generated air contaminants from medical laser applications: a state-of-the-science review of exposure characterization, health effects, and control. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2011;8(7):447–466.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Hollmann R, Hort CE, Kammer E, Naegele M, Sigrist MW, Meuli-Simmen C. Smoke in the operating theater: an unregarded source of danger. Plast Rec Surg. 2004;114(2):458–463.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Ulmer BC. The hazards of surgical smoke. AORN J. 2008;87(4):721–734.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) And some experts estimate that the amount of surgical smoke produced daily in the OR equals 27 to 30 cigarettes.([FOOTNOTE=Hill DS, O’Neill JK, Powell RJ, Oliver DW. Surgical smoke — a health hazard in the operating theatre: a study to quantify exposure and a survey of the use of smoke extractor systems in UK plastic surgery units. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012;65(7):911–916.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Prolonged exposure to hazards like those can potentially lead to([FOOTNOTE=Alp E, Bijl D, Bleichrodt RP, Hansson B, Voss A. Surgical smoke and infection control. J Hosp Infect. 2006;62(1):1–5.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]):

  • Nose, throat, and eye irritation
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Carcinoma

Help protect yourself, your team, and your patients. Evacuate surgical smoke from your procedures with the Valleylab™ laparoscopic smoke evacuation system.

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  • † 10 out of 10 surgeons surveyed after use agreed the device improved visualization vs. nonevacuation.

  • ‡ As compared with non-ULPA filtration or nonevacuation.

  • §9 out of 10 surgeons surveyed after use agreed.