Ultravision™

Ultravision™ uses the proven process of electrostatic precipitation to eliminate surgical smoke and provide a continuously clear visual field during laparoscopic surgery without the need for CO2 exchange.

Description

The Problem

Maximising performance and safety in laparoscopic surgery requires excellent visual field clarity.

Particulate matter produced by energy-based surgical instruments rapidly accumulates and obscures the visual field making difficult and complex tasks even harder. This “surgical smoke” must be dealt with.

Clearing the surgical smoke by releasing it into the operating room is inefficient, delays the operation and causes loss of pneumoperitoneum. Chronic exposure to surgical smoke may be hazardous to operating room personnel.

Using a surgical smoke evacuator can accelerate this process and minimise staff exposure but it results in a dramatic increase in patient exposure to carbon dioxide (CO2).  This increases the risk of post-surgical adhesion formation, post-surgical pain, cools the patient and complicates anaesthetic control.

Low pressure surgery has been linked to improved patient outcomes by reducing postsurgical pain.  Both venting smoke and smoke evacuation cause unstable pneumoperitoneum, making it harder for the surgeon to operate at low pressure.

The Product

Ultravision™ is transforming how surgeons perform laparoscopic surgery.

Its unique mode of action effortlessly and unobtrusively eliminates surgical smoke particles from the operative visual field without the need for carbon dioxide exchange.

This means fewer pauses during the procedure, less camera cleaning, and no surgical smoke particles released into the operating room. And, because there’s no gas exchange, Ultravision™ is CO2 sparing and facilitates low pressure surgery.


Did you know...

... that the average daily impact of surgical smoke to the OR team is equivalent to smoking 27 - 30 unfiltered cigarettes?

In times of smoking ban in public spaces, these amounts are astonishing. Smoking is prohibited in all public areas, yet it happens daily in most OR's.

The Ultravision system doesn’t extract this toxic surgical smoke, it actively eliminates it, improving staff health and safety.

Testimonials

“Ultravision is one of the advances in laparoscopic surgery that we have all been waiting for – an effective, clear view that really works.”
Mrs Renee Behrens, Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

“Absolutely awful view whilst it was turned off. Miraculous difference when it was switched on.”
Mr Andrew Miles, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester