General Surgery

Olympus, as a worldwide leading manufacturer of cutting-edge advanced energy devices as well as sophisticated imaging systems, aims to provide innovative and safe products and strives be the most valuable partner for specialists in the field of general surgery. Working closely with health-care professionals every day, the mission of Olympus is to continuously find the best solutions for our customers and to improve the outcomes for patients and society.

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THUNDERBEAT Type S

THUNDERBEAT is the world’s first and only advanced energy system that delivers two well-established forms of energy to a tissue simultaneously:

  • Ultrasonic energy for superior dissection and fast tissue-cutting capability
  • Advanced bipolar energy for fast and secure hemostasis for vessels up to 7 mm in diameter


The combination doubles your energy – and sets new standards in the application of advanced energy in the operating room.

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Big Screen Surgery with VISERA 4K UHD Imaging System

Olympus is always trying to achieve laparoscopic visibility that is equivalent to open surgery by providing HD video imaging systems with advanced technologies. With 4K technology, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery by adding features such as Ultra High Definition, Wider Color Gamut, and Magnified Visualization.

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Procedure-Specific Products for General Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Most surgical procedures for pathologies of the lower gastrointestinal tract, such as colon cancer or inflammatory diseases, can be treated through a surgical minimally invasive laparoscopic approach, conferring a number of benefits such as a superior cosmetic result and reduced pain.

For minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, both quality imaging and the use of a reliable energy device is necessary for clear visualization of the surgical field during the procedure and for safe vessel sealing and dissection.

The unique THUNDERBEAT hybrid technology enables safe vessel sealing and precise dissection, allowing surgeons the correct identification of the different anatomic planes. These features result in a low risk of complications, including potential damage to nearby organs at the flexures and important nerves.

Olympus imaging systems provide optimal visibility. The new Olympus 3D VISERA ELITE II system with 30° image rotation enables the most natural 3D perception and the most realistic vision, even in the narrow area of deep rectum. With the VISERA ELITE II platform, Olympus offers the combination of the high level 3D Endoeye as well as the Camera Head solution with IR (infrared fluorescence imaging) visualization for easier detection of the perfusion and anastomosis during a colon resection.

With the VISERA UHD 4K system, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery, allowing surgeons an easier determination of tissue boundaries such as fat, nerves, and blood vessels, as well as a better visualization of lesions.

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

The laparoscopic minimally invasive approach in the field of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery has gained a specific place in daily practice. All types of laparoscopic liver surgery and laparoscopic resections of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder are supported by Olympus equipment.

The unique THUNDERBEAT hybrid technology provides safe vessel-sealing and precise dissection that enables surgeons to expose and isolate the major vessels most precisely while reducing the risk of damaging important structures. THUNDERBEAT enables unbeatably fast and effective transection of the parenchymal tissue, reducing the need for instrument exchange and increasing the efficiency of procedures.

Olympus can offer surgeons the best solution to provide the best outcome for the patient. The new Olympus 3D system with 30° image rotation enables the most natural 3D perception and the most realistic vision, allowing surgeons to perform sutures and grasp the dedicated biliary and hepatic structures with the highest precision and safety.

With the VISERA UHD 4K system, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery, allowing surgeons to have the best resolution and the best color contrast in order to help them better differentiate tissues. This high resolution supports the identification of difficult structures such as the bile duct or the Calot triangle.

Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic minimally invasive bariatric procedures, like the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass, require specialist imaging and therapeutic/hemostatic devices.

The versatility and unique hybrid energy of the Olympus THUNDERBEAT instrument allow the surgeon to achieve superior hemostasis of different vessels like the mesentery artery and the short gastric vessels as well as optimal dissection capability during stomach mobilization. These advantages reduce the need to exchange instruments, increasing the efficiency of the procedures. Olympus can offer surgeons the best solution to provide the best outcome for the patient.

The new Olympus 3D VISERA ELITE II system with 30° image rotation provides the most natural 3D perception for longer operation and allows the surgeon to keep their orientation even in obese patients. The surgeons have the most realistic 3D vision, allowing them to perform sutures and grasp tissues and vessels with the highest precision and safety.

With the VISERA ELITE II platform, Olympus offers the combination of the high-level 3D Endoeye as well as the Camera Head solution with IR (infrared fluorescence imaging) visualization for easier detection of the perfusion and anastomosis after, for example, a gastrojejunostomy.

With the VISERA UHD 4K system, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery, allowing surgeons to have the best resolution and the best color contrast in order to help them better differentiate tissue boundaries, such as fat, nerves and blood vessels, and better visualize lesions.

Thyroid Surgery

During thyroid surgery procedures, safety and precision are the most important aspects. Olympus offers a dedicated energy instrument for thyroid surgery: THUNDERBEAT Open Fine Jaw.


THUNDERBEAT OFJ allows precise division and reliable ligation of all thyroid arteries and veins located in the lateral border of the thyroid and in the poles. The unique fine-tip design allows a delicate opening of the jugular carotid sheath and the exposure of the vagus nerve, preventing damage to surrounding structures.

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