Surgical Stapling

Backed by a Body of Evidence

ECHELON products are designed for superior tissue management and control. It's the portfolio that goes "beyond the benchtop," using real-world evidence in bariatric and thoracic surgery to validate innovative performance and design for a better way to staple.

Surgical Stapling

ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Staplers with GST Reloads are backed by large-scale, real-world, peer-reviewed evidence demonstrating improved clinical and economic outcomes in bariatric surgery.

Up to 73%

reduction in bleeding-related complications vs Medtronic Signia™ with Tri-Staple™ Reload (0.61% vs 2.24%, p=0.0012)2

7%

lower median total hospital cost vs Medtronic Signia™ with Tri-StapleTM Reload ($9,771 vs $10,487, p<0.001)3

The ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler plus the ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Stapler with GST are validated through real-world evidence and were associated with improved hemostasis outcomes without increasing cost in thoracic surgery.

66%

reduction in bleeding-related complications (4.8% vs 14.2%, p=0.01)5

14%

reduction in length of stay (4.99 vs 5.82, p=0.047)6

0%

increase in hospital costs compared to using a single Medtronic stapler7

Body of Evidence: Thoracic

The ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler plus ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Stapler with GST is proven through retrospective studies to reduce bleeding complications without an increase in price.4 GST offers two-stage compression and stability while PVS offers improved access and precision via a narrow anvil, increased articulation, and smaller shaft diameter for vascular firings.

Body of Evidence: Thoracic

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References

  1. Based on literature search performed May 2019. Large-scale is defined as sample size greater than 3500 cases.
  2. Rawlins L, Johnson BH, Johnston SS, et al. Comparative Effectiveness Assessment of Two Powered Surgical Stapling Platforms in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Retrospective Matched Study. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 2020:13 195–204. doi: https://doi.org/10.2147/MDER.S256237. Analysis of hemostasis-related complication outcomes from 982 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy cases between March 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 from Premier Healthcare Database (0.61% versus 2.24%, p=0.0012). .003).
  3. Retrospective analysis of median total hospital cost outcomes from 982 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy cases between March 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018, from Premier Healthcare Database ($9,771 vs $10,487, p<0.001).
  4. Miller DL, Roy S, Kassis ES, Yadalam S, Ramisetti S, Johnston SS. Impact of powered and tissue-specific endoscopic stapling technology on clinical and economic outcomes of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy procedures: a retrospective, observational study. Adv Ther. 2018;35(5):707-723.
  5. Miller DL, et al. Impact of powered and tissue-specific endoscopic stapling technology on clinical and economic outcomes of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy procedures: a retrospective, observational study. Review of 1,051 cases between 2015 and 2016 from the Premier Healthcare Database (4.8% vs 14.2%, p=0.010).
  6. Miller DL, Roy S, Kassis ES, et al. Impact of Powered and Tissue-Specific Endoscopic Stapling Technology on Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy Procedures: A Retrospective, Observational Study. Adv Ther. 2018 Apr 16. doi: 10.1007/s12325-018-0679-z. Review of 1,051 cases between 2015 and 2016 from the Premier Healthcare Database. Length of stay: 4.99 vs 5.82, p=0.047.
  7. Miller DL, Roy S, Kassis ES, et al. Impact of Powered and Tissue-Specific Endoscopic Stapling Technology on Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy Procedures: A Retrospective, Observational Study. Adv Ther. 2018 Apr 16. doi: 10.1007/s12325-018-0679-z. Review of 3,006 cases between 2012 and 2016 from the Premier Healthcare Database ($23,785 vs $26,180, p=0.0078).