Shaping the Future of Surgery

Over a Century of Meaningful Innovation

At Ethicon, weʼre focused on improving health outcomes for patients and helping solve the greatest health challenges… with only meaningful innovation. The kind that led to the creation of the first sutures, that helped revolutionize surgery with minimally invasive procedures, and that elevates standards of care around the world.

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There are risks with any surgery, such as adverse reactions to medications, problems with anesthesia, problems breathing, bleeding, blood clots, inadvertent injury to nearby organs and blood vessels, even death.  Bariatric surgery has its own risks, including failure to lose weight, nutritional or vitamin deficiencies, and weight regain.  Patients should consult their physicians to determine if this procedure is appropriate for their condition.

* System components include ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Plus Stapler and ECHELON ENDOPATH™ Reloads with Gripping Surface Technology.

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