ECHELON™ Gripping Surface Technology Reloads

Rethink Your Reload Selection

Choosing ECHELON™ Gripping Surface Technology Reloads based on tissue thickness range—instead of color—gives you the flexibility to better match the unique tissue of each patient.

Which Reload
Is Right for Your Procedure?

Click on the box below and move it up and down to select different tissue thicknesses and explore reload choices. The top of each reload's range delivers a drier staple line and the bottom more perfusion.

4.0

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.0

2.0
1.0
2.4
1.5
3.0
1.8
3.3
2.0
4.0
2.3
Reduced bleeding complications may lead to improved patient outcomes1
The ECHELON FLEX™ Stapler with GST Reloads has been associated with reduced hemostasis-related complications and reduced hospital costs.1
up to 73%
reduction in hemostasis-related complications2 (0.67% vs. 2.51%)
7%
reduction in median total hospital costs3 ($9,771 vs. $10,487)
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The Challenges of Variable Tissue

Tissue thickness varies within patients or across patients, depending on factors like age, BMI, and gender.4

Exceptional Staple
Line Integrity

Across the Broadest Range of Tissue Thicknesses.5

Overlapping tissue thickness ranges provide more confidence that the reload you select will handle the tissue thickness.

Taking Engineering Advancements Into Your OR

The color of our reloads hasn’t changed, but thanks to continuous design and innovation improvements, the performance has. Equip yourself for tissue variability.

INNOVATION 01

Gripping Surface Technology

Proprietary pocket extensions grip and stabilize tissue during firing.6

INNOVATION 02

Two-Stage Compression

Designed to reduce tissue thickness and more evenly distribute compression.

INNOVATION 03

More Uniform Compression

32% more uniform staple line compression with blue or green GST Reloads compared to purple Tri-Staple™ Reloads.7

INNOVATION 04

Uniform Staple Height

For all three rows to meet the needs of tissue and provide consistent compression.

Operate With a Tool Equipped for Variability.

The ECHELON™+ Stapler with GST Reloads features more design innovation to advance staple line security—even in challenging tissue.

Side profile of ECHELON™+ Stapler with GST Reloads

Are You Ready to Rethink Your Reload Selection?

See why ECHELON™ is a better way to staple.

Resources
References
1 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 clinical and economic 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. 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 3,759 cases between 2012 and 2016 from the Premier Healthcare Database. Bleeding/transfusions: 8.5% vs. 16.0%. Average length of stay: 4.87 vs. 5.88 days. Total hospital cost: $23,841 vs. $26,052; p < 0.05 (179387-210609)
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 5,573 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy cases between March 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 from Premier Healthcare Database (0.67% vs. 2.51%, p=0.003).
3 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 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 Elariny, H. et al, “Tissue thickness of human stomach measured on excised gastric specimens from obese patients”. Surg Technol Int 2005;14:119–124.
5 ECHELON FLEX™ GST System designed and tested to produce well-formed staple lines blocking potential leak paths in tissue thicknesses from 1.0mm to 4.0mm. Porcine tissues measured at 8g/mm2 prior to firing and comfortably compressed during firing per the IFU. vs: Medtronic Tri-Staple™ portfolio (intended thickness range 0.75mm - 3.0mm [per Medtronic P100154]); and, Intuitive EndoWrist® Stapler portfolio (intended thicknesses range - 0.75mm - 2.0mm [per user manual PN 551681-07 Rev. C 2016.12]) (082493-200902)
6 Based on acute and long term evaluations in animate porcine stomach, bowel, lung and vasculature. Visual comparisons of 10-20 second clamp and release and full firing staple lines immediately following, 1hr after clamping, 14 days post op and at necropsy, as well as histological evaluation at 14 days post op, revealed no additional clinically relevant trauma to the tissues. (018992-200929)
7 Benchtop testing in 3.2mm synthetic tissue comparing staple line compression between ECHELON+ Stapler with GST Reloads (PSEE60A, GST60B, GST60G) to Medtronic Signia™ and Endo GIA™ Staplers with Tri-Staple™ Reloads (EGIA60AMT). Resulting in a statistically signifcant compression uniformity, p<0.05. (155751-201014)
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