Ethicon Launches ECHELON ENDOPATH Staple Line Reinforcement: Reduces Complications Associated with Bariatric, Thoracic and General Surgical Procedures

Ethicon developed the ECHELON ENDOPATH SLR to help surgeons who want even more strength around the staple line and to overcome issues with current buttressing options which can be difficult to load, result in inconsistent staple line coverage and may loosen with typical maneuvering during stapling procedures.

New Landmark Study Published Online in Annals of Internal Medicine Show Bariatric Surgery Reduces or Eliminates Need for BP Medication in Obesity Patients in...

In the new three-year study, nearly three-quarters (73%) of gastric bypass patients were able to stop taking 30% or more of their antihypertensive medications and still maintain a blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg, the study’s primary endpoint. Only 11% of those on standard medical therapy alone were able to do the same over the three-year follow-up period.

Ethicon’s ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology Published

In the latest study, researchers found bleeding complication rates were up to 73% lower in the ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology reloads group than they were in the Signia group (0.61% vs. 2.24%).

Bariatric Surgery Superior to Best Medical Treatment for Early Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

The Ethicon*-supported study, recently published online in JAMA Surgery, is the latest to demonstrate the superiority of bariatric surgery over medical therapy alone in treating common diseases associated with obesity.

Ethicon Releases Statement on Resumption of Elective Surgery

“We stand with the surgical and healthcare community during this unprecedented and challenging time,” said Raymond Fryrear, MD, VP & Integrated Leader, PreClinical, Clinical and Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson. “The safety and protection of hospital personnel and patients has always been our top priority. Our goal is that every hospital has access to smoke evacuation and energy products in an effort to make procedures safer for surgeons, nurses and the entire OR team.”

Ethicon Launches VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant (Human)

VISTASEAL is first innovation to emerge from Ethicon's strategic partnership with Grifols, a pioneer in the plasma industry.

Industry’s First Powered Circular Stapler Launched by Ethicon

The new ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler combines two innovative Ethicon technologies, 3D Stapling Technology that evenly distributes compression and Gripping Surface Technology, which provides gentler handling to reduce compressive forces on tissues.

New Study Shows LINX Reflux Management System Treatment Lowers Overall Medical Expenses for GERD and Other Health Issues

4/3/19: The research for the LINX Reflux Management System was partially funded by Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, in collaboration with Highmark Health’s VITAL Innovation Platform, a test-and-learn environment for health innovations.