Ethicon Endo-Surgery has announced the introduction of its Harmonic Ace+7 Shears with advanced hemostasis, designed for use in numerous procedures and specialties including general, colorectal, bariatric, gynecology, thoracic, and urology.
Harmonic Ace+7 Shears is an ultrasonic device with a 7mm sealing indication and is best suited for cases that require dissection, mobilization and large vessel sealing.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery claims that Harmonic Ace+7 combines the precision and multi-functionality expected of Harmonic with reliable large vessel sealing, representing a true breakthrough in ultrasonic energy technology.
Benchtop testing shows that Harmonic Ace+7 has greater 5-7mm vessel-sealing reliability than LigaSure devices, 140% higher median burst pressure than LigaSure 5mm blunt tip, and 112% higher median burst pressure than LigaSure Advance, when sealing 5-7 mm vessels in the advanced hemostasis mode.
Colorectal Surgical Associates, Houston, Texas, colon and rectal surgeon Dr Bartley Pickron said that the addition of the 7mm vessel sealing capability to the Harmonic Ace+7 makes it an optimal tool for laparoscopic colon surgery.
"It provides the same precise dissection that I’ve become accustomed to from the Harmonic Ace and now with larger vessel sealing capability," Dr Pickron added.
"For many years, surgeons have had to choose between precision and sealing strength. With the Harmonic Ace+7, we will no longer need to trade off precision and multi-functionality for sealing strength. Furthermore, the avoidance of using multiple instruments should result in a cost savings for the overall procedure."
Ethicon Endo-Surgery will feature the Harmonic Ace+7 Shears at The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, this week.
Image: Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s Harmonic Ace+7 device with advanced hemostasis. Photo: Courtesy of BusinessWire/Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.