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Ethicon launches solutions for bariatric revision surgery

Portfolio of products, education and training to help surgeons handle challenging reoperations

Ethicon has announced the launch of a new comprehensive surgical solution for bariatric revision surgery that encompasses a portfolio of products and professional education and training for managing the challenges of reoperations. Ethicon’s Bariatric Revision Surgical Solution is being featured here this week at 23rd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO 2018).

“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,” said Dr Alan Wittgrove, Medical Director at the Wittgrove Bariatric Center in Del Mar, CA. “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.”

Ethicon’s Bariatric Revision Surgical Solution includes a product portfolio designed to help surgeons perform bariatric revision surgery with precision, efficiency and consistency. It includes the Harmonic HD 1000i Shears, an advanced energy device for precise dissection and secure sealing of tissue, the Echelon FLex GST System for exceptional staple line integrity across a wide range of tissue thickness, Stratafix Knotless Tissue Control Devices for suturing with consistent tension control, and surgicel SNoW Absorbable Hemostat for enhanced haemostatic performance, conformability and tissue adherence.

Education and training also play a critical role in preparing bariatric surgeons for revision surgery and Ethicon stated that the company is filling this important need with bariatric revision courses, symposia and interactive learning experiences offered through the Johnson & Johnson Institute, which brings together 26 professional education facilities and a network of online education and collaborative partnerships across multiple specialties. The company is also sponsoring a symposium at 1 pm September 28 at IFSO 2018 entitled, “How Do You Get Prepared to Tackle the Challenges You Face with Revision?” featuring leading experts from around the world.

“Over the last 20 years, Ethicon has invested significantly in the treatment of obesity and related diseases,” said Michael del Prado, Ethicon Company Group Chairman. “Based on this legacy of leadership and collaboration, bariatric surgeons, healthcare professionals and patients can rely on Ethicon to provide comprehensive solutions that help them effectively manage the challenges of primary bariatric surgery and revision surgery, and the disease of obesity, both inside and outside the operating room.”

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