Where product innovation meets training innovation for improved patient care
The symposium held on September 15th at
LINNC Paris 2021
marked two years of experience working with the Surpass Evolve - the latest iteration of Stryker’s innovative work in flow diversion.
With presentations by Prof. Vitor Mendes Pereira (Toronto, Canada) speaking on the history and clinical development of this latest flow diverter, by Saleh Lamin (Birmingham, UK) discussing two years of clinical follow-up, and by Prof. Jean-Christophe Gentric (Brest, France) introducing the
Stryker SKILL Assist
Remote Medical Education program/supported by Careprod technology, the symposium offered valuable insights into not only the Surpass Evolve itself, but new ways of training that open the door to improved patient care worldwide.
A flow diverter designed for the operator with the patient’s wellbeing in mind
Predictable, consistent, and reliable - these were just some of the words used to describe the Surpass Evolve. Prof. Mendes Pereira spoke of the close cooperation between clinicians and engineers, resulting in a self-expandable flow diverter capable of great trackability, reliable opening, excellent deployment and wall apposition.
Dr Lamin touched on Stryker’s “flow diversion journey”, with the Surpass Evolve latest results. The mesh density and braided angle of this flow diverter offers enhanced flow diversion qualities while providing flexibility, good visibility as well as easy repositioning. Surpass Evolve is available in a wide range of lengths and diameters. The good clinical results are further underlined in recent publications, and several registries are ongoing for further data.
Ease of use, reliable distal opening with excellent radial force, stable deployment - everything was in place to launch the Surpass Evolve, but how do you launch during a pandemic?
The Stryker SKILL Assist Remote Medical Education/supported by Careprod technology: lifting physician barriers to medical education
The Stryker SKILL Assist program is a remote proctoring platform designed to allow remote sharing of experience and patient management built with the needs of neurovascular specialist in mind. Prof Jean-Christophe Gentric presented SKILL Assist which is easy to use. The platform consists of a control monitor and 2 automated NDI cameras, connected to a remote location via a secured 4G connection.
Described by Prof Laurent Spelle as “fantastic because it is simple”, the SKILL Assist was critical in launching Surpass Evolve, but it is a tool Stryker designed to be used well beyond the pandemic. Dedicated to proctoring and improving access to healthcare, SKILL Assist has expanded the number of qualified physicians who can successfully perform interventions using flow diversion. It has been now used in many countries and medical centers from Australia to Brazil, and offers savings in time, money and carbon footprint while providing an excellent learning experience.
Stryker is committed to being
with you all the way
: Surpass Evolve and SKILL Assist are improving patient care - now and in future.
Long Term Results for the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms With the Surpass Evolve Flow Diverter: a Multicenter Experience