“Traditionally in sleeve gastrectomy, a standard 36Fr size bougie is used for calibrating the stomach sleeve and for a stomach leak test. As a conventional bougie is hardly visible through the stomach wall, I decided to develop a new one.”
A unique light channel runs the full length of the bougie illuminating the oral cavity and pharynx for safe and proper insertion into the oesophagus and stomach.
Once in place along the lesser curvature, the Gastric Light Guide transilluminates the anterior stomach wall while suction holds it in place, highlighting the shape of the bougie and allowing the surgeon to see the best path for stapling.
The Gastric Light Guide includes two channels, a full-length light fiber and a suction or leak test, both in one insertion.
A multi-channel bougie allows all functions to be performed with one device and one insertion.
The Gastric Light Guide gives the surgeon and anaesthetist critical visual guidance, reducing the risk of intraoperative and post-procedure complications, reducing procedure time, and improving outcomes.
|Gastric Light Guide (Single-use EO sterilized)||GLG001|
|Light Handle (Reusable – aluminium)||Type 8|
Currently available in Poland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Korea (coming soon to Mexico, Panama, Colombia). Not approved for sale in the U.S.