Oct 25, 2012 by Sallie Barker
Upson has a new and cutting-edge tool in the OR — Thunderbeat hand instruments and universal surgical platform.
Thunderbeat is the world’s only surgical device that combines advanced bipolar and ultrasonic energies into a single multi-functional hand instrument, allowing surgeons to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 mm in size with minimal thermal spread.
Additionally, it boasts the fastest cutting speed, delivers reliable vessel sealing, and provides the highest grasping forces at the tip when compared to the leading energy instruments currently on the market.
Angela Howell, OR, says it is so good to offer the most up to date, cutting-edge technology for our patients. “The Thunderbeat will enhance quality, time, and safety during procedures with a cost effective advantage as well. All of our surgeons are very pleased with the new equipment, its ease of use and benefits it brings to the surgical arena.
“Previously, surgeons had to choose between the benefits of bipolar or ultrasonic energy when selecting an advanced energy instrument,” said Howell. “Thunderbeat eliminates that difficult decision by combining both energies into a single multi-functional instrument."
Thunderbeat hand instruments can be used in Open, Laparoscopic (including Single-Site surgery) General Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bowel Resection, Cholecystectomy, Nissen Fundoplication, Adhesiolysis, Oophorectomy, Hysterectomy (both vaginally assisted and abdominal) and Endoscopic Surgery, or in any procedure in which cutting, vessel ligation (sealing and cutting), coagulation, grasping, and dissection is performed.
“At Upson, we are committed to helping physicians and surgeons perform advanced procedures that elevate the standards of patient care and deliver better treatment, while improving outcomes and enhancing quality of life,” said CEO David Castleberry.