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Ancillary Band Devices

Ancillary Band Devices

Ancillary Band Devices

Overview

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Band Sutureless Port and Applier

Ancillary device

The port applier is the first suture-free tissue-anchor system of its kind. It is:

  • Safe – No sutures equals less time under anesthesia.
  • Stable – Applied port 66% stronger than a sutured port.*
  • Fast – Procedure time reduced by 19%.2

The injection port is easy to adjust, with a 59% larger septum and 46% more tubing protection than Lap-Band® ports.

The injection port is:

  • Low profile – Minimal bulge under the skin
  • Less painful – Patients report less port-site pain and less pain medication compared with sutured port sites.2,‡,§

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Band Dissector

This minimizes damage to surrounding anatomy during open/laparoscopic band placement. It is:

  • Comfortable – One-handed operation for precise dissection and grasping.

For additional information on these products as well as on the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Calibration Tube and Ethicon Endo-Surgery Huber Needles, please see Description + Specs tab.

Note: The devices formally known as REALIZE® have changed in name only. They are identical devices.

Site References

  • * Compared to ports anchored with four 2-0 PROLENE® Sutures.1
  • † Compared to Allergan, Inc. Access Port I and Access Port II.1
  • ‡ Visual analogue pain scale , 3.2 (port applier) vs. 3.8 (sutured) (p<0.01).2
  • § Opiods (mg) 1.3 vs. 3.0, NSAIDS (U) 0.23 vs. 0.9, Hypnotics/Sedatives (U) 0 vs. 0.72
Description & Specs

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Band Sutureless Port and Applier

Our Injection Port is a sterile, single-patient-use implant and is a required ancillary device for the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Curved Adjustable Gastric Band. It provides post-surgical access to the gastric band implant so that fluid can be added to or removed from the balloon.

The Gastric Band Sutureless Port body is manufactured from polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and it contains a silicone port septum and cobalt chromium fastening hooks. The Band Port body also has three integral suture holes in the event that sutures, rather than fastening hooks, have to be used to secure the port in place.

The Band Port contains radiopaque components that enable visualization under radiographic imaging. Non-clinical testing has demonstrated that the Band Port poses no known hazards when an MRI is performed under the following conditions:

  • Static magnetic field of 3.0 Tesla or less
  • Spatial gradient field of 3.25 Tesla/meter or less

The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Band Sutureless Applier is used to engage the fastening hooks on the Band Port, and to secure it on the fascia of the anterior rectus sheath or the abdominal oblique muscles. A safety release trigger helps to prevent accidental activation of the firing lever. The Band Port is not pre-loaded in the Port Applier.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Band Dissector

Intended for use in laparoscopic or open procedures to facilitate dissection between tissue planes. Our endoscopic dissector is designed to create the retrogastric tunnel in the pars flaccida region and then to pull the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Curved Adjustable Gastric Band through the opening. Compatible with 5mm or 10mm trocars, the dissector offers comfortable one-handed operation for precise dissection and grasping.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Calibration Tube

A flexible gastric tube with a 745mm-long silicone shaft and 12.7mm (38F) diameter for gastric and bariatric surgical procedures. It is available in two configurations, with the balloon expanded either symmetrically (360°) or asymmetrically (180°) to 25 ml fill volume. During the surgical procedure, this will help locate the area where the gastric pouch should be created. It can:

  • Provide visible and tactile delineation of the antrum of the stomach
  • Decompress the stomach
  • Drain and remove gastric fluid
  • Size a gastric pouch

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Huber Needles

Used to access the Band Port to add or remove saline. They are 20-22 gauge and have a Luer fitting for connecting to a standard syringe. Offered in two sizes, 50mm/22G and 90mm/20G.

Ancillary Device Codes from Ethicon

PRODUCT CODE DESCRIPTION EA/BX
RGBRS1 Gastric Band Dissector Device 1
RGCT180 Gastric Calibration Tube, 180 Asymmetrical 1
RGCT360 Gastric Calibration Tube, 360 Asymmetrical 1
RHUB50 Huber Needle ā€“ 22G, 50mm Long 25
RHUB90 Huber Needle ā€“ 20G, 90mm Long 25
RLZPT2 Gastric Band Sutureless Port and Applier. Sutureless Port and Applier only 1

Note: The devices formally known as REALIZE® have changed in name only. They are identical devices.

Science & Technology

As patients lose weight, the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Gastric Band Sutureless Port's low profile minimizes bulging of the skin covering the port. It also has a 59% larger septum than Lap Band® ports.* This means a larger surface area – so it's easy to locate your target for adjustments. This can result in fewer needle sticks for your patients.

Note: The devices formally known as REALIZE® have changed in name only. They are identical devices.

Site References

  • * Compared to Allergan, Inc. Access Port I and Access Port II.1