ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler

Experience Precise Placement

ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler: Equip yourself with a tool optimized for vessel transections

Capture Vessels With Ease

26% narrower curved, blunt tip anvil provides enhanced maneuverability around vascular structures compared to Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology*

Maximize Maneuverability

11% greater manual articulation in each direction allows more flexibility during final placement compared to Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology

Go Where You Want to Go

26% thinner shaft offers the greatest angle of reach in the tight intercostal space compared to Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology

Experience More Stability

83% reduction in tip movement§ during transection, potentially resulting in less trauma

Backed by Evidence
Associated with improved outcomes in VATS Lobectomy compared to Medtronic non⁠-⁠powered staplers.
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66% reduction
in bleeding-related complications
(4.8% vs. 14.2%, p=0.01)1
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14% reduction
in length of stay
(4.99 vs. 5.82, p=0.047)2
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No increase
in hospital costs3
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Resources
References
* Comparison of anvil widths for ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler (PVE35A) vs. Endo GIA™ Curved Tip Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology (EGIA30CTAVM). Measurement results: 7.0mm vs. 9.5mm respectively. (022305-210218)
† Based on articulation data from IFUs of each device. (066276-211027)
‡ Approach angles assessed in a virtual CAD environment in the 5th intercostal space. (022307-141001)
§ Benchtop testing on porcine carotid arteries. Distal tip motion measurement during the firing cycle showed a median reduction of 83% and a range of reduction of 53% to 96% in tip movement for ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler vs. Endo GIA™ (n=24). Based on similar design features between ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler and subsequent powered ECHELON devices, no significant difference in performance is expected. (002443-161108)
1 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). (084009-180619)
2 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. (087826-180628)
3 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. Hemostasis-related complications: 4.8% vs 14.2%; p=0.010. Transfusion: 3.0% vs 9.4%; p=0.023. Total hospital cost: $23,219 vs $25,207; p=0.242. (087825-180628).
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