Particulate matter produced by energy-based surgical instruments rapidly accumulates and obscures the visual field making difficult and complex tasks even harder. This “surgical smoke” must be dealt with. Clearing the surgical smoke by releasing it into the operating room is inefficient, delays the operation and causes loss of pneumoperitoneum. Chronic exposure to surgical smoke may be hazardous to operating room personnel.
Using a surgical smoke evacuator can accelerate this process and minimise staff exposure but it results in a dramatic increase in patient exposure to carbon dioxide (CO2). This increases the risk of post-surgical adhesion formation, increases the risk of post-surgical pain, cools the patient and complicates anaesthetic control. For these reasons, smoke evacuators remain poorly adopted in laparoscopic surgery.
Ultravision™ is transforming the quality of the visual field during laparoscopic surgery. Its unique mode of action effortlessly and unobtrusively eliminates surgical smoke particles from the operative visual field without the need for carbon dioxide exchange.
This means fewer pauses during the procedure, less camera cleaning, and no surgical smoke particles released into the operating room. And, because there’s no gas exchange, Ultravision™ is CO2 sparing.
Did you know
... that the average daily impact of surgical smoke to the OR team is equivalent to smoking 27 - 30 unfiltered cigarettes? In times of smoking ban in public spaces, these amounts are astonishing. Smoking is prohibited in all public areas, yet it happens daily in most OR's. The Ultravision system doesn’t extract this toxic surgical smoke, it actively eliminates it, improving staff health and safety.
“Ultravision is one of the advances in laparoscopic surgery that we have all been waiting for – an effective, clear view that really works.”
Mrs Renee Behrens, Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital
“Absolutely awful view whilst it was turned off. Miraculous difference when it was switched on.”
Mr Andrew Miles, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
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