GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement is a synthetic buttressing material engineered to reduce perioperative leaks and bleeding in a variety of minimally invasive surgeries.
GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement offers surgeons a host of surgical advantages, including:
- Proven Efficacy: More than 60 clinical papers document an established and predictable product history
- Cost Effective: By reducing post-op leaks and bleeding, GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement may contribute to shorter hospital stays, decreased costs, and lower morbidity rates1
- Proven Material: GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement is backed by more than 15 years of experience and more than 2.5 million implants
GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement is made from a synthetic copolymer—polyglycolic acid:trimethylene carbonate (PGA:TMC)—featuring an open, highly interconnected pore structure that facilitates cell infiltration and ingrowth. GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement provides added strength to the staple line before being gradually and predictably absorbed within six to seven months. By reducing post-op leaks and bleeding, GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement may contribute to shorter hospital stays, decreased costs, and lower morbidity rates.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.