To address surgeons' need for strong sealing in tight spaces where access is limited, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (Ethicon) today announces the 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the ENSEAL® G2 Articulating Tissue Sealer. ENSEAL® G2 Articulating is the first articulating advanced energy device designed to allow surgeons to take a perpendicular approach to seal vessels up to 7mm in diameter and lymphatics through a 5mm port. Vessels sealed perpendicularly are stronger than those sealed at oblique angles.* Stronger sealing helps reduce the likelihood of internal bleeding and post-surgery complications.
One of the big challenges surgeons face when performing colorectal, gynecological and general surgeries is operating in challenging anatomy. ENSEAL® G2 Articulating will help surgeons maneuver around corners and behind structures in the body, and provide better access to tissue in deep or tight spaces for greater control of the angle of approach to vessels.
"The articulation helps give me a perpendicular angle on vessels which gives me a strong seal in one bite," says Steven A. Elg, M.D., GYN Oncologist, Iowa Methodist. "For my oncology patients, I anticipate that it will help in the tight spots where access is limited and making procedures smoother."