The ScopeGuardian™ Sheath:

a) Minimal impact on irrigation flow and scope deflection!

b) Allows a laser fiber to be advanced through a deflected scope.

c) Does NOT damage the working channel of the scope while passing fiber to distal end of scope.

Clinical Benefit: A punctured or scored working channel will cause “fluid invasion” of a flexible scope. This is a major cause of scope repair and lost O.R. time. More importantly, when a scope has fluid invasion, normally it goes unnoticed until the next surgical procedure when the patient is on the table and under general anesthesia. It is well known that time under general anesthesia can be a root cause for DVTs and Pulmonary Embolisms, not to mention frustration for both surgeon and staff.

The ScopeSafe™ Laser Fiber:

a) Has a built in filtering system which prevents errant energy from entering the cladding of the laser fiber.

i) Energy migrates into the cladding of a deflected fiber (e.g. while reaching a lower pole stone) and causes fiber breakage. A breakage allows the energy to escape and burns the working channel of the flexible ureteroscope.

b) Clinical Benefit: Prevents injury to patient and staff from fiber breakage. Also provides longer life on a reusable laser fiber.

c) Has a glass ferrule which prevents the Blast Shield on the laser from being destroyed.

Competitive Olympus/Gyrus/ACMI: Endoscope Protection System (EPS)

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