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Caiman Vessel Sealer

The Caiman Vessel Sealer is designed with a proprietary, hinged lower jaw that causes the tip of the instrument to close first, capturing tissue and preventing slippage. When combined with the longest jaws available on the market, this unique feature helps reduce tissue transection time by up to 43% compared to other competitive vessel sealers.1 The benefits of Caiman’s “tip-first” jaw closure have been studied in peer-reviewed publications that found this unique feature helped to increase efficiency and decrease operative time over historic control devices.5

1Data on file; Caiman® 5, Harmonic Ace® +, Harmonic Ace® +7, LigaSureTM Blunt Tip and Enseal® G2 studied via in vivo vessel sealing and ex vivo burst pressure testing on porcine veins (10 per device) and arteries (10 per device) up to 7mm diameter, 2014
2Data on file; Caiman® 5, Harmonic Ace®, LigasureTM Blunt Tip, Enseal G2, Thunderbeat® and HALO PKSTM sealing length comparison
3Data on file; Caiman® 5, Harmonic Ace® +, Harmonic Ace® +7, LigaSureTM Blunt Tip and Enseal® G2 studied via in vivo timed transection of porcine colonic mesentry in 15 cm imcrements (10 per device), 2014

4Soto-Vega E, Torres-Perez JR, Arroyo C. Use of the radiofrequency Caiman® Aesculap® Grasper in three different laparoscopic urologic procedures with video. Trends in Medicine. 2018;18(1). doi:10.15761/tim.1000123
5Cassini D, Miccini M, Gregori M, Manoochehri F, Baldazzi G. Impact of radiofrequency energy on intraoperative outcomes of laparoscopic colectomy for cancer in obese patients. Updates in Surgery. 2017;69(4):471-477. doi:10.1007/s13304-017-0454-8.
6Vizzielli Giuseppe et al. Clinical Impact of a Surgical Energy Device in Advanced Ovarian Cancer Surgery Including Bowel Resection. In Vivo. 2018;32(2). doi:10.21873/invivo.11246.