Thoracic Surgery

Ethicon is committed to working with the Thoracic community to Shape the Future of Thoracic surgery. By improving the understanding of key complications, investing in innovation and education we hope to work towards the very best patient outcomes.

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Ethicon Thoracic Solutions

Ethicon Thoracic Solutions

We are continuously investing in innovation to address the key challenges in VATS surgery. We offer a comprehensive evidence-backed product portfolio.


* Review of 3,006 cases between 2012 and 2016 from the US Premier Healthcare Database. Data assessed included length of stay, total hospital cost, supply cost, room & board cost, incidence of transfusion, and incidence of hemostasis-related complications; all p ≤ 0.05.

# PVE35A, EGIA30CTAVM, and PSE45A articulation data from IFUs of each device.

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

‡ Challenging tissue—thick, fragile, and varying thickness and density

¥ Based on a porcine study with 24 vessel sealing instances with a vessel size up to 7mm.

§ Continuous oozing defined as bleeding that will not stop with compression / simple packing

¶ TTH study of surgicel powder show average time to haemostasis of 30 seconds

€ Is ready to use out of the package with no preparation required

1. Miller DL, Roy S, Kassis ES, Yadalam S4, Ramisetti S4, Johnston SS5.. 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 May;35(5):707-723

2. Ethicon, PRC068229A ECHELON FLEX Powered Vascular Stapler Commercial Claim Sub-Completion Report 1, Sep 2014, Data on file (113315-190502 EMEA)

3. Ethicon, PRC076031B Tissue Performance Design Verification Test of 45mm Gripping Surface Technology (GST) Reloads with Echelon Flex 45mm Powered Plus Staplers, Sep 2016, Data on file Ethicon, PRC067394A Tissue flow and functional performance of ENDOPATH ECHELON Reloads (GST) and Covidien’s reloads with Tri-Staple technology, July 2014, Data on file (113328-190502 EMEA)

4. Ethicon, PCSD002604 - HARMONIC™ Shears with Advanced Hemostasis (HARH23): Design Verification Acute Thoracic Study in the Pig, Oct 2018, Data on File. Ethicon, SCN033130C - HARMONIC™ ACE™+7 Claims Support: Equivalency to ACE™+ w/ATT, Oct 2018, Data on File (115658-190531 EMEA)

5. Ethicon, SURGICEL Powder versus SURGICEL Original. Final Report, PSE Accession No. 15-0061, Project No. 16438, September 2015, Data on file. Ethicon, SURGICEL Powder versus Competitive Powdered Hemostats. Final Report, PSE Accession No. 16-0006, Project No. 16438, March 2016, Data on file. SURGICEL Powder Absorbable Hemostat, Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc. Ethicon, K-5678 Surgicel Endoscopic Applicator Summative Usability Design Validation Surgeon and Nurse Study, December 2016, Data on File (080594-170919 EMEA)