Vessel Sealer and Endoloop Single Incision Sigmoid Colectomy


The video shows two ways blood vessels can be sealed in the abdomen through minimally invasive techniques. First the vessel sealer uses heat and special energy and the loop is a mechanical tie that seals the vessel. 

Questions, additional information or to refer a patient contact – 
Scott Steele, MD, Division Chief, Colorectal Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Associate Director of Surgical Services, UH Digestive Health Institute; Clinical Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
216-844-7874 or email:

University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute is a national leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and liver diseases using novel therapies, minimally invasive surgery and the latest technology. Programs range from essential preventive screening and wellness initiatives to the most complex care for advanced diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal cancers. Gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons work together with nurses, dietitians and other providers to deliver patient centered experiences across multiple disciplines. This team is dedicated to providing high-quality care with a focus on privacy and value throughout an integrated system of academic and regional medical centers. Our institute is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. UH Digestive Health Institute programs promote the University Hospitals mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.


The video was recorded and produced at University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, October 2015.