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Change the Narrative: 
Address Weight Bias and Stigma

Weight discrimination and stigma continue to have significant consequences for people with obesity. We must work together to combat weight bias. Join us on World Obesity Day for a one-hour virtual education program.

Change the Narrative:  Address Weight Bias and Stigma

Obesity is a disease. Let’s combat it together

Ethicon is committed to working to improve access to the 800 million people around the world who are living with obesity.1 Together, we can address weight bias & stigma.

Obesity is a disease. Let’s combat it together

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years, from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our surgical technologies and solutions include sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats along with interventional ablation, robotics and digital solutions.

Tackling Key Disease States

Learn more about our specialty-focused training programs and find information about our evidence-backed products and links to patient-facing resources.

Colorectal

Helping you reduce complications and lowering the rate of return to the operating room is our priority.

Bariatric Surgery

Ethicon continues to lead the way in bariatric and metabolic research. A new study shows patients with mild to moderate obesity who underwent bariatric surgery kept their blood pressure under control and required fewer or no medications compared to patients on standard medical therapy.2

Thoracic

We are shaping the future of surgery in the fight against lung cancer and lung disease.

Featured Stories

We support SAGES’ position regarding the use of a smoke evacuator in laparoscopic and open cases, in addition to the strict use of appropriate PPE. Read the recommendation.

We support SAGES’ position regarding the use of a smoke evacuator in laparoscopic and open cases, in addition to the strict use of appropriate PPE. Read the recommendation.

ECHELON CIRCULAR

ECHELON CIRCULAR™ Powered Stapler demonstrated a 1.7% anastomotic leak rate in an Independent Clinical Study, and a 85% reduction in anastomotic leak compared to manual circular staplers.*

Learn about the first international multi-center clinical trial using advanced energy to seal pulmonary artery branches in VATS lobectomy.

Learn about the first international multi-center clinical trial using advanced energy to seal pulmonary artery in VATS lobectomy.

Learn how you can partner with Ethicon to build a stronger OR safety environment for staff and patients.

Learn how you can partner with Ethicon to build a stronger OR safety environment for staff and patients.

The use of triclosan-coated sutures for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention is now recommended by 3 globally recognized health authorities. Learn why.

The use of triclosan-coated sutures for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention is now recommended by 5 independent authorities.3-7†

Engaging & Educating Patients

Proud to partner with Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Proud to partner with Colorectal Cancer Alliance. During the COVID-19 pandemic, colorectal cancer screenings dropped roughly 90% and diagnosis fell by 32%.8 Now more than ever, patients need to hear that it’s safe to get screened.

More than two-thirds of Americans (68%)

More than two-thirds of Americans (68%) say they or someone in their household delayed or canceled healthcare services due to COVID-19.9 My Health Can’t Wait aims to help patients and providers get the resources and tools they need to stay connected and prioritize needed care.

A health condition can be a life-altering event. We are committed to providing the support you need to care for your patients. Find educational resources and support tools to help your patients make informed choices about their health. 

Ethicon has been advancing bariatric surgery for over 20 years and individual stories of health and healing motivate us to do what we do. Hear from other patients about the unique challenges and successes they have experienced on their weight loss journey.

News & Events

New Study Found  Neuwave With Ablation Confirmation Software Demonstrated Improved Procedural Outcomes

New Study Found NEUWAVE™ With Ablation Confirmation Software Demonstrated Improved Procedural Outcomes

30 September 2020

Ethicon Launches Novel, Easy-to-use Staple Line Reinforcement  Device for Bariatric, Thoracic and General Surgery

Ethicon Launches Novel, Easy-to-use Staple Line Reinforcement Device for Bariatric, Thoracic and General Surgery

15 September 2020

Bariatric Surgery Reduces or Eliminates Need for Blood Pressure Medication in Patients With Obesity in New 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial

Bariatric Surgery Reduces or Eliminates Need for Blood Pressure Medication in Patients With Obesity in New 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial

26 August 2020

Ethicon Powered Staplers Associated With Lower Rate of Bleeding Complications During Sleeve Gastrectomy

Ethicon Powered Staplers Associated With Lower Rate of Bleeding Complications During Sleeve Gastrectomy

04 August 2020

References

*Impact of the Novel Powered Circular Stapler on Risk of Anastomotic Leakage in Colorectal Anastomosis. A Propensity Score‐Matched Study.[ECHELON CIRCULAR1.7% (1/60) vs. manual circular 11.8%(14/119), p=0.022]

†Guidelines on reducing the risk of surgical site infections are general to triclosan-coated sutures and are not speciic to any one brand.

1. Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO. World Health Organization News Release, 11 October 2017. Available from https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/11-10- 2017-tenfold-in crease-in-childhood-and-adolescent-obesity-in-four-decade s-new-study-by-imperial-college-london-and-who [accessed 12 February 2020]

2.  Schiavon, C. A., Bhatt, D. L., Ikeoka, D., Santucci, E. V.,Santos, R. N., Damiani, L. P., . . . Drager, L. F. (2020). Three-YearOutcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Obesity andHypertension. Annals of Internal Medicine, 173(9), 685-693.doi:10.7326/m19-3781

3. Ban KA, Minei JP, Laronga C, et al. American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update. J Am Coll Surg. 2016;224(1):5974.

4. Berríos-Torres SI, Umscheid CA, Bratzler DW, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017. JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0904.

5. WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2016.

6. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline. Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment. NICE website. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng125/chapter/Recommendations#closure-methods. Accessed October 17, 2019.

7. Prevention of postoperative wound infections. Recommendation of the Committee for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention (KRINKO) at the Robert Koch Institute. Bundesgesundheitsbl. 2018; 61(4):448473. 

8. Periyanayagam, U., MD, MPH, Dwyer, A., Kim, J., Garcia, R., MPH, Worrall, S., MPH, & Davis, A., MPPA. (2020). New Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Fall by One-Third as Colonoscopy Screenings and Biopsies Grind to a Halt During Height of COVID-19 (pp. 1-6, Research Brief). KomodoHealth™.

9. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Elective Surgery Survey. Accessed August 4, 2020. About the Survey: This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of DePuy Synthes from July 9-13, 2020 among 2,016 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. (CLICK TO PDF)