Secure 7 mm vessel sealing and immediate bleeding control
Explore the Unique THUNDERBEAT Portfolio –Next Generation of Safety and Speed
Olympus aims to provide innovative energy solutions delivering surgical safety and instrument versatility for efficient and streamlined operations with optimal patient outcomes.
THUNDERBEAT is the world’s first and only advanced energy system that delivers two well-established forms of energy to a tissue simultaneously:
With the introduction of the new-generation THUNDERBEAT Type S, the unique concept of hybrid energy technology is raised to the next level.
With the development of the innovative Type S coating and the revolutionary Intelligent Tissue Monitoring (ITM) safety system, Olympus has achieved an improvement to the temperature profile of the instrument of 26.9%1.
This new concept of optimal temperature control enables a targeted and efficient application of energy that enhances the safety and speed of operation.
1Data on file, Olympus Cooperation
“THUNDERBEAT represents the latest development of energy use in surgery and it will allow surgeons to be much more efficient in their procedures. The patient has shorter anesthesia and the healthcare team gets through the procedure more quickly.”
Jeffrey W. Milsom
MD, chief of colon and rectal surgery and professor of surgery at
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City
Dissection of the Mesocolon and Ligation of Major Vessels
The fine-tip design of THUNDERBEAT allows for a layer-specific and delicate dissection of the mesocolon, while superior hemostasis aids in:
This leads to improved visibility on anatomic planes, which is particularly crucial during a Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) in order to ensure highly accurate dissection to protect important nerves.
Optimal visibility, enabled by the safe control of bleeding and precise dissection sticking to the correct layers, leads to a low risk of complications.
The video on the left shows a novel transanal approach as an example.
Mobilization of the Colon and Flexures
THUNDERBEAT allows an ultraprecise and layer-specific dissection close to the colon and reduces the risk of damaging nearby organs at the flexures.
The concept of hybrid technology enables a fast and safe mobilization, which leads to a more streamlined operation and therefore potential time savings.
For the exact exposition and transection of the correct multiple vessel structures in the vulnerable tissue of the liver, the superior hemostasis of THUNDERBEAT enables an unbeatable fast and effective transection of the parenchymal tissue. Small and medium size vessels are sealed efficiently to avoid bile leak or major bleeding and to maintain needed visualization.
With the additional option to pre-seal and apply secondary hemostasis with THUNDERBEAT a potential and likely reduction of blood loss could be achieved.
Dissection of major vessels
The finest-and slim-tip design allows a delicate dissection in the hepatoduodenal ligament and parenchyma. This ultraprecise dissection enables the surgeons to expose and isolate the major vessels most precisely with reducing the risk of damaging important structures.
No requirement for multiple instruments leading to a safe and more streamlined operation.
Gastric Sleeve Procedure
The superior hemostasis of THUNDERBEAT provides an exceptionally fast mobilization of the stomach while taking down the small but multiple gastroepiploic vessels along the greater curvature safely. During the dissection in the sometimes fatty and narrow space between stomach and spleen the finest- and slim-tip design allows an accurate dissection ,while the advanced bipolar component provides a safe and reliable sealing of the short gastric vessels!
Low risk of bleeding and improved complication management if needed.
Gastric Bypass Procedure
Versatility is achieved by the instrument’s ability of superior hemostasis and the fine tip design for a precise and blood-dry dissection of the mesentery, the simplified management of opening anatomical windows (e.g. gastrotomy or enterotomy), and the strong grasping force to hold the intestinal loops.
No need for additional instruments and improved visibility might lead to a more streamlined operation and therefore potential time savings!
Ligation of Thyroid Vessels
The unrivaled combination of ultrasonic and advanced bipolar energy in the SEAL & CUT mode of THUNDERBEAT allows precise division and reliable ligation of all thyroid arteries and veins located in the lateral border of the thyroid and in the superior and in the inferior pole. Thus a fast, blood-dry mobilization of the gland is achieved.
Strong coagulation and the improved visibility this results in can lead to a more streamlined operation and therefore potential time savings.
Exposure of Nerves and Separation of Thyroid Gland from Trachea
The very fine and slim-tip design allows a delicate opening of the jugular carotid sheath and the exposure of the vagus nerve. It also allows the precise and careful dissection of the pretracheal adhesion from the trachea.
The fact that no other instruments are required, combined with the improved visibility, can lead to a more streamlined operation and therefore potential time savings.