Standard Bariatrics®, Inc. (SBI), a Cincinnati-based company focused on developing medical devices for surgical treatments of obesity, announced it reached a $1M sales milestone during November 2021 for the Titan SGS™, a surgical stapler first used in gastric sleeve surgery on August 24, 2021, following FDA clearance.
By working alongside bariatric surgeons, SBI is growing a portfolio of solutions with medical devices that meet bariatric surgeons’ needs while delivering repeatable and consistent results. Bariatric surgeons across the country including California, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Michigan, and North Carolina have used the Titan SGS since it was cleared by the FDA in April 20211.
The Titan SGS is designed to help surgeons achieve more consistent and symmetrical gastric sleeve pouch anatomy, setting patients up for the best possible outcomes. This first-of-its-kind design offers surgeons performing sleeve gastrectomy procedures the industry’s longest continuous staple cutline of 23 centimeters². Surgeons can complete the sleeve pouch anatomy in a single firing² reducing the risk of anatomy variations associated with multiple, overlapping short-cartridge staple lines³.
In October 2021, the FDA issued new guidance on surgical staplers, which now fall under a Class II designation that includes guidelines for labeling regarding risks associated with staple line crossing. Titan SGS was cleared by the FDA under these more stringent Class II guidelines¹.
The first bariatric surgeon to use the Titan SGS was Aaron Hoffman, MD, FACS, Division Chief of General Surgery at the University of Buffalo (UBMD) Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Since this first use, surgeons are gaining confidence in the reproducibility of gastric sleeve anatomy from using Titan SGS.
Jon L. Schram, MD, board-certified physician specializing in bariatric surgery and weight loss management at Spectrum Health in Michigan had this to say about the Titan SGS technology: “Every sleeve looks just like the last… perfect! This is so much easier to teach and learn than expected. Because of COVID-19, we have been forced to move more of our sleeves to outpatient. Doing a better sleeve has made this very doable.”
Gustavo Bello, MD, FACS from AdventHealth Medical Group Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery at Orlando recently used the Titan SGS during sleeve gastrectomy cases and said, “The Titan SGS the sleeve anatomy now looks exactly like the pictures in the medical textbooks.”
John Oldham, MD, Medical Director of Bariatrics for Baptist Health in Louisville, KY said, “In my 20 plus years of bariatric surgery, the Titan SGS is a game-changer. Sleeves are amazing, exactly how you would want them to look.” Prior to switching to the Titan SGS stapler, Dr. Oldham utilized the Standard Clamp® technology from Standard Bariatrics.