Someone mentioned the Richard Allen rotatable endo-GIA for appendectomies, etc.
I have (on consignment, the hospital would not purchase them) some of these to try on the ovarian vessels at lap hysterectomy. The Richard Allen rep, though, told me, that he has noticed excessive bleeding unless the surgeon holds the vascular stapler closed to a count of 5.
Has anyone used the Richard Allen rotatable vascular endo-GIA on vessels the size of the ovarian vessels? If so, have you had any bleeding problems?
I did a 298 pound laparoscopic hysterectomy this week and was reluctant to try the Richard Allen stapler on her ovarian vessels because I didn't want to risk bleeding with limited near the ureter.