Alejandro Freixes
Oct 21, 2011

Ethicon Endo-Surgery showcases online training and next-generation surgical tools


Rookie and veteran surgeons alike quickly find that their lifesaving art is always evolving in the wake of new technological devices and innovative techniques. To meet this need for constantly updated training, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES) is introducing its brand new interactive web resource,, in San Francisco, October 23-27, 2011 at the 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

The website is the first ever online tool for healthcare providers to craft customized educational packages. They can choose content, format, and environments best suited to their needs and schedules.

David Venner, EES Vice President of Commercial Operations, describes the motivation behind creating the invention as a result of addressing “...the ever-increasing demands on surgeons’ time and the explosion of new surgical devices and procedures, more targeted and convenient learning resources are needed to ensure the best possible care for patients.”

Other inventions on display at the EES exhibit booth #1129 at ACS will showcase hands-on demonstrations of the following inventions:

The ECHELON FLEX™ Powered ENDOPATH® Stapler, the first powered endocutter that uses enhanced stability technology to reduce tip movement by 63 percent during tissue stapling and cutting.

The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Generator, the first ever system to combine ultrasonic and advanced bipolar power in a single generator design, allowing surgeons to focus on their delicate procedures rather than cumbersome technology.

The ENSEAL® G2 Super Jaw Tissue Sealer, a next-generation advanced bipolar energy device customized for open procedures. The seal consistency via uniform compression for vessels less than or equal to 7mm in diameter ensures surgeon confidence inn tissue affect.

David Venner says Ethicon will continue innovating and providing industry-first designs that evolve surgical capability because its mission is committed “ fulfilling that need and serving as an education leader for our customers...” With the advent of the training website, they hope to supplement their advanced technology with the latest training “through the Learning Journey approach to professional education, accessible at”