Data Review

GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement has a legacy of providing successful outcomes.

60+ peer-reviewed clinical literature spanning 13 years supporting leak and bleeding reduction.1

 The use of an Absorbable buttress material during performance of a sleeve gastrectomy reduces the incidence of postoperative leaks by 3 fold.

—Gagner 2

Patients: May contribute to shorter hospital stays due to reduced risk of complications

Surgeons: Reduced risk of leaks and bleeding for better patient outcomes

Hospitals: Reduced financial risk of treating post‑operative leaks

Payors: An efficient solution with proven results


  1. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Clinical Performance with Staple Line Reinforcement. Scientific Literature Analysis (n = 4689 patients). Flagstaff, AZ: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; 2013. AP6010-EN3
  2. Gagner M, Buchwald JN. Comparison of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy leak rates in four staple-line reinforcement options: a systematic review. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases. In press.