Supporting surgery with medical technology
Medela has a clear commitment to research and the advancement of clinical practice, in order to help surgeons and physicians obtain successful outcomes and facilitate patient recovery with medical technology.
As the leading specialist in medical vacuum technology, Medela offers a range of pumps and accessories for suction during surgery and fluid drainage after surgery. Medela develops innovative, safe and reliable products.
Every Medela suction pump can be equipped with its own fluid collection canister and the appropriate tubing, connectors and filters.
Hygienic and cost-effective fluid collection solutions
For Dominant Flex, Basic and Vario 18 c/i, Medela offers a choice of disposable or reusable collection systems in various sizes, with the corresponding ancillary equipment (tubing and filters) for containing the fluid collected from surgical suctioning.
Thoracic or cardiac patients often require a long recovery period following medical procedures. Clinicians are aware of the fact that correct post-operative patient care is therefore as important as the operation itself. Following such procedures, chest tubes are often inserted to evacuate air and drain fluids to keep the lungs from collapsing.
Procedures requiring surgical suction range from planned interventions – such as general surgery, gastric surgery, thoracic surgery, cesareans – to cardiac surgery. Furthermore, it is often required for endoscopy as well as for trauma-related and emergency surgical procedures. Given the wide range of potential applications, the surgeon needs highly versatile, reliable and safe pumps that are easy to use. Medela offers a range of suction pumps that are designed to meet surgical suction requirements.
Devices providing high vacuum pressure and variable flow options
Medela produces surgical suction pumps that offer high levels of vacuum pressure. The Dominant Flex pump provides the highest level of vacuum pressure (95kPa) along with three flow rates (60l/min, 50l/min and 40l/min), thus providing full flexibility for a multitude of applications. The Basic pump offers a high vacuum pressure (90kPa) at a flow rate of 30l/min.