According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 68% of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. Many are turning to bariatric surgery as a weight-loss method. GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is indicated for use in surgical procedures involving soft tissue transection or resection with staple line reinforcement. This includes bariatric procedures.
GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is specifically engineered to reduce the incidence of perioperative leaks and bleeding that can result from bariatric surgery.
Clinical benefits of using GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement:
- Strong, yet thin - Engineered for consistent thinness to allow proper staple formation and mechanically increase the strength of the resection line by evenly distributing the staple pressure exerted on the tissue over a wider surface area.
- Proven polymers used in bioabsorbable sutures and implantable devices with a well-known history of safety.
- Synthetic material having no risk of animal contamination.
- More than 50 peer-reviewed papers documenting successful clinical use in multiple surgical procedures.