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Data Review

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

85+ clinical studies* spanning 20+ years supporting leak and bleeding reduction.1

Protects against leaks
The only staple line reinforcement proven to significantly reduce leaks in sleeve gastrectomy procedures.2

Protects against bleeding
Randomized prospective data has shown that the GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement significantly reduces bleeding.3-4

Scientific literature analysis
Clinical performance with staple line reinforcement (n = 8,142 patients).1

* Data on file 2022; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; Flagstaff, AZ.

† First commercial marketing authorization, U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April 2003.

‡ Considering all systematic review and meta-analysis of published articles only that distinguish between types of staple line reinforcement.

  1. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Clinical Performance with Staple Line Reinforcement. Scientific Literature Analysis (n = 8142 patients). Flagstaff, AZ: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; 2021. [Literature summary]. 2161018-EN.   
  2. Gagner M, Kemmeter P. Comparison of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy leak rates in five staple-line reinforcement options: a systematic review. Surgical Endoscopy 2020;34(1):396-407.   
  3. Nguyen NT, Longoria M, Welbourne S, Sabio A, Wilson SE. Glycolide Copolymer Staple-Line Reinforcement Reduces Staple Site Bleeding During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: A Prospective Randomized Trial. Arch Surg. 2005;140(8):773–778.
  4. Miller KA, Pump A. Use of bioabsorbable staple reinforcement material in gastric bypass: a prospective randomized clinical trial. Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases 2007;3(4):417-422.  

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