Safety and Feasibility of a Lower-Cost Stapler in Bariatric Surgery.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Gastrointestinal Section, Yale University, 40 Temple Street, Suite 7B, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA. [Email]

Abstract

Laparoscopic staplers are integral to bariatric surgery. Their pricing significantly impacts the overall cost of procedures. An independent device company has designed a stapler handle and single-use reloads for cross-compatibility and equivalency with existing manufacturers, at a lower cost.

Keywords

Bariatric surgery,New technology,Surgical devices,Value,

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