Sleeve Gastrectomy using new Olympus Thunderbeat Energy Device
Dr Jon Armstrong has recently been involved in demonstrating the use of the Olympus Thunderbeat Device, with a video being made during one of his Sleeve Gastrectomy operations.
The video shows how he is currently performing a sleeve gastrectomy using this device. It is an energy device which uses a combination of high intensity ultrasound to melt through and seal the tissues with minimal bleeding. The device also incorporates a traditional bipolar diathermy at the tip to cauterise any vessels that do bleed. Blood vessels up to 7mm can be divided with this device so no clips or suturing required.
In this video, Perth based Bariatric Surgeon Mr. Jon Armstrong demonstrates the use of the Olympus Thunderbeat Device