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
Mobilisation of the Uterus and Sealing of the Uterine Artery
The fine tip of THUNDERBEAT enables optimal retroperitoneal dissection and allows the ascending branches of the uterine artery and vein to be taken down precisely along the correct anatomic plane. The fine dissection capability facilitates the accurate preparation in the cardinal ligament to expose the ureter crossing. After identification of the uterine artery, the unique hybrid energy of THUNDERBEAT not only helps to seal the uterine artery efficiently, but also serves as a bipolar clamp for secondary hemostasis in case of any bleeding.
This leads to three main benefits for gynaecological procedures:
Removal of Deep Nodular Endometriosis
The fine tip and dissecting capability of THUNDERBEAT allow a very precise removal of multiple smaller and larger lesions. The borders between lesion and non-infiltrated tissue are respected, ensuring that the correct anatomic layers are separated. For an accurate puncturing of the affected tissue the active probe of THUNDERBEAT can be used to enable superficial removal by scooping up the tissue as needed. The advanced bipolar component as part of the hybrid energy concept allows the required superficial coagulation to destroy the lesions, control bleeders at the wound margin, and react to bleeders in case of accidental damage of adhered structures.
This versatility pays off especially for extended cases with multiple lesions or cases in which the resection of additional organs is required.
Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection During Radical Hysterectomies
The fine and curved tip of THUNDERBEAT allows precise dissection for the preparation of the parametrium, for accurate lymph node dissection, or for the exposition of the exact borders of structures (vessels, lymph nodes, ureter, nerves, and other organs) during radical surgery for malignancy or endometriosis.
Especially during the pelvic or para-aortal lymphadenectomy, the jaw design facilitates delicate dissection of the correct anatomic planes and highly precise access to the space between vessel and lymphatic tissue. In addition, the strong grasping force aids the smooth pulling off of the lymph nodes from the vessels. The superior sealing of THUNDERBEAT provides optimal hemostasis of the multiple branches originating from the main pelvic vessels. Control of any bleeders ensures the required visibility.
Unbeatable versatility supports focus and concentration during highly demanding procedures, resulting in potential time savings.