Teleflex’ Titan SGS Stapler, which according to the company is the only purpose-built stapler for gastric tissue with a specific indication for sleeve pouch creation in bariatric procedures, is now available with staple line reinforcement (SLR). This new option is designed to offer a choice for bariatric surgeons who prefer buttressing on every staple fire during sleeve gastrectomy. The Titan SGS Standard Staple Line Reinforcement received FDA 510(k) clearance in October 2023 and is available for pre-order.
Teleflex stated that the Titan SGS Standard Staple Line Reinforcement combines the strengths of the Titan SGS Stapler with the confidence of GORE SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement Material and is designed to support staple line strength and help reduce leaks or bleeds.
The Titan SGS Stapler is a 23cm, single-fire stapler designed to deliver more consistent and symmetrical sleeve anatomy by enabling the standard sleeve technique, an anatomy-based approach to sleeve gastrectomy.
More than 10,000 sleeve gastrectomy procedures, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted, have been completed across the US using the Titan SGS Stapler since its introduction to the market in 2021.
“Our focus is to provide bariatric surgeons with innovative solutions for sleeve gastrectomy. Our Titan SGS Standard Staple Line Reinforcement featuring GORE SEAMGUARD Reinforcement Material expands device selection for surgeons,” said James Ferguson, President and General Manager, Surgical, Teleflex. “This FDA clearance means that surgeons who prefer staple line reinforcement now have that option with the Titan SGS Stapler.”