Covidien, a provider of healthcare products, has entered into the hemorrhoidopexy market with EEATM Hemorrhoid & Prolapse Stapler Set with DST Series Technology.

The EEA Hemorrhoid & Prolapse Stapler Set is designed to facilitate each of the four steps in the hemorrhoidopexy procedure – dilation, purse-string placement, tissue incorporation and stapling and resection.

According to the Covidien, EEA Hemorrhoid & Prolapse Stapler Set is a circular stapler kit equipped with a detachable anvil with holes, transparent winged port and clear anoscope kit and bridge. These features allow for better tissue access and visibility and consistent results in purse-string placement, staple formation through DST Series Technology and tissue volume capture and incorporation.

Sang Lee, associate professor of surgery, section of colon and rectal surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College, said: “Before Covidien’s introduction of the EEA Hemorrhoid & Prolapse Stapler Set, I think that the adoption of hemorrhoidopexy was limited, mainly due to the limitations of the device that was available then.

“Surgeons were frustrated because of poor exposure and difficulties in properly applying the device. I think that Covidien’s new hemorrhoid stapler changes all that. It provides significantly better exposure and clear visualization of underlying anatomic landmarks to facilitate the accurate placement of purse-string sutures, which is the key component of the operation.”