GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement is a synthetic buttressing material engineered to reduce perioperative leaks and bleeding in a variety of minimally invasive surgeries. 

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

  • Reduce leaks: The only* staple line reinforcement proven to significantly reduce leaks in sleeve gastrectomy procedures 1, 2

  • Reduce bleeding: Proven to significantly reduce bleeding 3

  • Reduce financial risk: Avoids the potential $137,000 average cost per patient of treating leaks 4 

Partner with the leading staple line reinforcement for positive outcomes.

Studies and papers developed over the last 15 years clearly show GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement reduces leaks and bleeding.

  • More than 60 peer-reviewed clinical literature supporting leak and bleeding reduction3
  • More than 3 million devices implanted, helping patients worldwide

Unique 3-D matrix material facilitates tissue generation and healing.

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.3

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

  1. Gagner M., & Buchwald, J.N. (2014).Comparison of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy leak rates in four staple-line reinforcement options: a systematic review: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 10(4), 713-723.
  2. Gagner M, Brown M. Update on sleeve gastrectomy leak rate with the use of reinforcement. Obesity Surgery 2016; 26(1):146-150. 
  3. 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.
  4. Zambelli-Weiner A, Brooks E, Brolin R, Bour ES. Total charges for postoperative leak following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Presented at Obesity Week 2013: The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Society Joint Annual Scientific Meeting; November 11-16, 2013; Atlanta, GA. A-305-P.  

GORE SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement