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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

announced.

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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

procedure.

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

expert consensus.

-- 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

procedure."

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

www.ethiconendosurgery.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: David Shaffer Office: (513) 337-8281 Mobile: (513)

446-0887 dshaffe2@its.jnj.com

SOURCE Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

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