Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced it’s fully functional surgical lab on wheels will travel to hospitals in 70 locations across America providing surgeons and other healthcare professionals the opportunity for hands-on learning experiences and demonstrations with the newest technologies for colorectal, bariatric, gynecological and thoracic procedures.
The Ethicon Surgical Innovations Lab will showcase the company’s portfolio of advanced energy solutions including the recently launched ENSEAL X1 Curved Jaw Tissue Sealer, which continuously senses changes in tissue and responds with the optimized amount of energy during surgery.[i]
The ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler will also be among the surgical stapler technology featured on the more than 850-square-foot mobile lab. In recent studies, the stapler has been shown to reduce anastomotic leaks, a relatively common and potentially life-threatening complication of colorectal surgery, by nearly 74% compared to manual circular staplers. Surgical staplers utilize specialized staples to close off and cut through organs, tissue and blood vessels in both laparoscopic and traditional surgery.
Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has limited opportunities for surgeons and other practitioners to travel for in-person learning experiences. The Ethicon Surgical Innovations Lab mobile tour is being conducted to help surgeons and hospitals stay current on the latest technologies and the science behind them from the convenience of their own cities. Surgeons will be able to use the various devices on inanimate tissue and engage with key faculty, engineers and researchers on the technical aspects of the products, as well as the body of evidence that supports them.