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Product Value—GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement

Every staple line is an opportunity to realize value

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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.1,2

Leaks matter

Financial impact of treating post-operative leaks:

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Table showing the cost range of treating individual patient leaks

 

Estimated potential cost savings

Comparing GORE® SEAMGUARD® Reinforcement to an average sleeve*,†

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INDICATIONS FOR USE: GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement iis indicated for use in surgical procedures in which soft tissue transection or resection with staple line reinforcement is needed. GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement can be used for reinforcement of staple lines during lung resection, bronchial, bariatric, colon, colorectal, gastric, mesentery, pancreas, and small bowel procedures.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Not for the patch reconstruction of cardiovascular defects such as cardiac, great vessel, and peripheral vascular arteries or veins.

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INDICATIONS FOR USE: GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is indicated for use in surgical procedures in which a soft tissue anastomosis with staple line reinforcement is needed. GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement can be used for reinforcement of staple lines during bariatric, colon, colorectal, gastric, and small bowel procedures.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Not for the reconstruction of cardiovascular defects such as cardiac, great vessel, and peripheral vascular arteries or veins.

Refer to Instructions for Use at eifu.goremedical.com for a complete description of all applicable indications, warnings, precautions and contraindications for the markets where this product is available. RXOnly

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* For every 200 cases.
† Does not consider bleeding complication costs or other associated complication costs.
‡ Mathematical average number of leaks based on clinical data.

  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. 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.
  3. 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.

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