The Echo PS™ Positioning System is a low profile balloon that comes pre-attached to Ventralight™ ST Mesh or Composix™ L/P Mesh. When inflated, the Echo PS™ Positioning System facilitates the deployment of the mesh during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Upon completion of initial perimeter fixation, the balloon is deflated quickly and completely removed from the body.

Reproducible Results:

The Echo PS™ Positioning System puts the control into the surgeon’s hands resulting in reproducible results in less time.1

  • The Echo PS™ Positioning System technique eliminates the guesswork by facilitating accurate mesh centering and assisted fixation without the need for an extra set of hands.
  • More than 3 years of clinical experience and a growing number of surgeons adopting the technology into their standard practice.
  • Award-winning innovative design streamlines laparoscopic procedures, saving time and reducing procedure time variability by 84%.1

Ventralight™ ST Mesh with Echo PS™ Positioning System demonstrated a 39% time savings vs. mesh alone, placed with four transfascial sutures. When looking at the mesh positioning portion of the procedure in particular, Echo PS™ Positioning System demonstrated a 61% time savings.

Key Benefits:

Mesh Preparation
  • Ventralight™ ST Mesh comes pre-attached.
  • Designed to ensure that barrier protection is oriented towards viscera.
  • Reduces mesh preparation time and user frustration.1
  • Does not require dedicated trocar.
  • Potentially reduces patient trauma.
  • Following mesh introduction, trocar is free to be used with other laparoscopic instruments.
  • Technique designed to center mesh over defect.
  • Alleviates guesswork and facilitates centering.
Compared to positioning with transfascial sutures, Echo PS™ Positioning System:
  • Reduces mesh positioning by over 60%
  • Reduces procedure time variability by 84%1
  • Requires only one set of hands.
  • Once positioned with the Echo PS™ Positioning System, mesh stays in place allowing the surgeon to use both hands for fixation.
  • No assistance or handoff needed to hold mesh in place during fixation potentially leading to increased accuracy.
  • Unique flexible balloon design.
  • Allows mesh to conform to the abdominal wall.
  • Occupies less intraabdominal space and is designed not get in the way of fixation.

1When compared to positioning with transfascial sutures in a preclinical study.
Date on file at C. R. Bard, Inc. Results may not correlate to performance in humans.

Ordering Information

    • 5955450
    • 1/cs.
    • 4.5” (11.4cm) Circle
    • 5955460
    • 1/cs.
    • 4” x 6” (10.2cm x 15.2cm) Ellipse
    • 5955600
    • 1/cs.
    • 6” (15.2cm) Circle
    • 5955680
    • 1/cs.
    • 6” x 8” (15.2cm x 20.3cm) Ellipse
    • 5955610
    • 1/cs.
    • 6” x 10” (15.2cm x 25.4cm) Oval
    • 5955790
    • 1/cs.
    • 7" x 9" (17.8cm x 22.9cm) Ellipse
    • 5955800
    • 1/cs.
    • 8” (20.3cm) Circle
    • 5955810
    • 1/cs.
    • 8” x 10” (20.3cm x 25.4cm) Ellipse
    • 5955113
    • 1/cs.
    • 10” x 13” (25.4cm x 33cm) Ellipse
    • 5955124
    • 1/cs.
    • 12” x 14” (30.5cm x 35.6cm) Rectangle
    • 5955000
    • 6/cs.
    • Echo PS Positioning System Inflation Assembly

Ventralight™ ST Mesh is indicated for use in the reconstruction of soft tissue deficiencies, such as for the repair of hernias. Composix™ L/P Mesh is indicated for use in the reconstruction of soft tissue deficiencies, such as for the repair of hernias and chest wall defects. The Echo PS™ Positioning System is intended to be used to facilitate the delivery of soft tissue prostheses during laparoscopic hernia repair.

Literature reports there is a possibility for adhesion formation when the polypropylene is placed in direct contact with the bowel or viscera.

Ventralight™ ST Mesh/Composix™ L/P Mesh is the only permanent implant component of the device. The inflation adapter and syringe are to be kept external to the patient and discarded after use. The Echo PS™ Positioning System (including the balloon, all connectors, and inflation tube) is to be removed from the patient and appropriately discarded as it is not part of the permanent implant.

The Echo PS™ Positioning System should not be used with any other hernia prosthesis aside from those with which it comes pre-attached/packaged.

Do not trim the mesh. This will affect the interface between the mesh and positioning system.

Possible complications include seroma, adhesions, hematomas, inflammation, extrusion, fistula formation, infection, allergic reaction, and recurrence of the hernia or soft tissue defect.

Please consult package insert for more detailed safety information and instructions for use.