Surgical Smoke Evacuation Systems
The Crystal Vision® surgical smoke evacuator employs a unique design that pulls air through a narrow opening at very high speeds causing the air to spin and form a powerful air vortex around the ESU blade. Smoke particles expelled from the surgical site in any direction are captured in the air barrier created by the vortex before they escape.
Thus, instead of trying to catch and pull back particles that are traveling away from the smoke nozzle, I.C. Medical’s unique system design enables surgeons to create an invisible barrier through which smoke particles cannot escape into the operating room.
Crystal Vision® smoke evacuation systems offer these unique advantages during laparoscopic procedures.
- A patented automatic built-in valve that allows for hands-free smoke evacuation.
- Pneumoperitoneal pressure is continuously monitored and the Crystal Vision® automatically starts pumping to lower potentially dangerous pressure levels.
- Crystal Vision® has a unique low flow range that is easily adjusted to match the in-flow rate of the insufflator. This feature helps maintain pneumoperitoneal pressure and allows the surgeon to concentrate fully on the procedure.
- If the intra-abdominal pressure reaches 27 mmHg the unit will alarm, and if the intra-abdominal pressure reaches 30 mmHg, the unit will automatically activate reducing the pressure in the abdomen to a point below 27 mmHg. This protects the patient from runaway insufflation and embolism.
- The Crystal Vision® evacuator pump stops automatically if tissue is accidentally suctioned, thus minimizing the potential for trauma to the tissue.
- Crystal Vision®’s advanced technology does not allow surgical plume to flow back into the patient. Therefore, clean CO2 gas is used to maintain the pneumoperitoneum.
- At the end of the procedure, OR staff can use the smoke evacuator to deflate the patient. By removing the CO2 gas in this way, the patient’s body does not absorb excess gas residue. This reduces and in some cases eliminates the painful joint aches that result from pushing on the abdomen to remove the gas and helps reduce post-operational recovery time and shoulder pain in patients.