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Ethicon Endo-Surgery Launches the First Comprehensive Solution for
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Designed to Help Minimize Leaks
CINCINNATI, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
(EES) today launched the first comprehensive solution for laparoscopic
sleeve gastrectomy designed to help minimize leaks, the company
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The EES Sleeve Solution provides surgeons with cutting-edge EES
surgical devices, professional education and resources aligned with
the expert consensus on Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy recently
published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD). The
Solution is designed to help minimize complications, deliver the best
possible patient outcomes and enable cost-effective management of the
An international panel of 25 leading bariatric surgeons compiled the
consensus statement to help the surgical community continue to improve
patient outcomes, minimize complications and move toward adoption of
standardized techniques. The results have been published in a paper
titled "International Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert Panel Consensus
Statement: Best Practice Guidelines Based on Experience of Over 12,000
Cases" in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), the
official journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery. The assembly and work of the expert surgeon panel that
developed the consensus was supported by an educational grant from
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES).
The EES Sleeve Solution includes:
-- The expert consensus on technique - Providing best-practice
guidelines from some of the world's most experienced sleeve surgeons.
-- NEW Sleeve Solution Sets -Complete procedure sets with all the EES
devices needed for this procedure, including the ECHELON FLEXT 60
Stapler with the appropriate reloads, HARMONIC ACE@ 45 cm Curved
Shears and ENDOPATH@ XCELT Bladeless Trocars.
-- Professional Education - Surgeon and staff procedure training -
including courses, preceptorships and proctorships - aligned to the
-- Support Tools - Materials and services to assist with patient
aftercare, practice management and ongoing education to optimize the
procedure and patient outcomes.
"The EES Solution for Sleeve Gastrectomy is truly built upon science
and surgeon insights to deliver both clinical and economic value while
maximizing outcomes for patients," says Eric Bruno, EES Vice President
of Global Marketing. "It is also the first solution designed to help
minimize leaks, which are a major concern for surgeons in this
More information about the EES Solution for Sleeve Gastrectomy is
available at www.ees.com/eessleevesolution or via your local EES
Bariatric & Metabolic Sales Representative.
About Ethicon Endo-Surgery Ethicon Endo-Surgery develops and markets
advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical
procedures, focusing on procedure-enabling devices for the
interventional diagnosis and treatment of conditions in general and
bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal health, gynecology and
surgical oncology. For more information, visit
MEDIA CONTACT: David Shaffer Office: (513) 337-8281 Mobile: (513)
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