SURFACER

SURFACER 2018-01-22T11:35:44+00:00

Project Description

Introducing the Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System, the proprietary Inside-Out® approach to restore access and preserve options.

In patients with chronically occluded central veins, the current approach is to move to another vein if a subsequent central venous catheter (CVC) is needed. Failed venous access attempts may prevent permanent arteriovenous (AV) access, increasing patient morbidity and the overall cost of care.1

To restore and preserve access in chronically occluded veins, John Gurley, M.D.2 developed the Inside-Out®approach – allowing clinicians to change the standard of care.

RESTORE ACCESS AND SUSTAIN CENTRAL VENOUS ACCESS

  • Achieves reliable and repeatable central venous access to the right internal jugular (RIJ) vein
  • Preserves the viability of secondary central veins
  • Optimizes placement and maturation of permanent AV access

RELIABLE PROCEDURE

  • 100% (12 of 12) of patients underwent successful central venous access placement3
  • 100% (12 of 12) of patients maintained patency of central venous access through long-term follow-up visit3
  • No device-related adverse events were reported within 48 hours and at 14-day follow-up visit1

REDUCE COSTS

  • Supports the achievement of permanent AV access which reduces hemodialysis provider cost and downtime by decreasing catheter-associated morbidity and complications1
  • Easier, minimally invasive procedure compared to surgical bypass for patients with totally occluded central veins
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Inside-Out® Approach

To restore and preserve access in chronically occluded veins, John Gurley, M.D. developed the Inside-Out®approach – allowing clinicians to change the standard of care.

The Surfacer® System is inserted through the femoral vein and navigated to an exit point in the right internal jugular (RIJ) vein. This proprietary Inside-Out approach achieves access to an occluded RIJ vein while preserving the viability of secondary central veins.

Totally occluded superior vena cava

Exit target provides a zone to position the Surfacer Device to exit the skin

Introducer sheath locked onto needle wire and pulled into right atrium

MERIT MEDICAL

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