Our wide range of solutions for surgeons, for both open and minimally invasive approaches, are designed to help make procedures faster and easier to perform, as well as safer and more effective. In the field of general surgery, we continue to look for ways to improve our devices based on input from surgeons around the world.
Many general surgery procedures now utilize minimally invasive approaches. With over one million cholecystectomies performed in the U.S. each year, more than 95% are performed using a minimally invasive approach.21 More than 450,000 appendectomies are performed annually with over 80% done laparoscopically.1 Other general surgeries, from reflux procedures to ventral hernia repair, also have accepted minimally invasive approaches, which can be made less difficult and more efficient to perform using certain procedure-enabling devices.
Regardless of whether the surgeon uses a laparoscopic or open approach to the procedure, wound closure plays an integral role in patient outcomes. While the fascia and skin heals, it is important to choose a wound closure device that provides the necessary strength and support to maintain wound integrity and addresses complications such as dehiscence and surgical site infections.155
Ethicon makes a range of devices and solutions that may be useful for your general surgery procedures.
Take a closer look at these and other devices by clicking on one of the procedures to the left.