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Elastic Sealant Protects Suture Line after Gastro Surgery

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Sylys Surgical Sealant is a novel surgical sealant that helps reduce complications after gastrointestinal anastomosis surgeries. An anastomosis refers to the surgical joining of two tubular structures, in this case joining two sections of the intestine after a portion has been removed. A common and potentially dangerous complication from this type of surgery is leakage at the incision site. Anastomotic leak is the most devastating complication associated with intestinal resection, contributing to morbidity and mortality,” said James McCormick, DO with Forbes Hospital (Monroeville, PA, USA). Sylys Surgical Sealant can be used in conjunction with staples or suture to limit leaks. The elastic and re-absorbable sealant adheres to tissue and provides a flexible seal over the suture line.  Notably, it can withstand pressures more than twice the typical pressure of intestinal peristalsis.  In the first two weeks after surgery, the sealant provides a strong and flexible reinforcement. After that it begins to biodegrade and safely breaks down.

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