The Aquamantys Bipolar Pump Generator is an electrosurgical generator with a rotary peristaltic pump which is for use only with Aquamantys single-use disposable bipolar devices for simultaneous delivery of radio-frequency (RF) energy with saline for hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone at the operative site. It is intended for, but not limited to, endoscopic and open abdominal, orthopaedic, spine, and thoracic surgery. The device is not intended for contraceptive tubal coagulation (permanent female sterilization). The Aquamantys System is for use only by qualified medical personnel properly trained in the use of electrosurgical equipment, technology, and techniques.
• Simultaneous RF power and saline delivery
• Power settings from 20–200 watts
• Automatic settings for saline flow rate based on power setting
• Ability to select three different flow rate settings
• Convenient priming mode
The Aquamantys Pump Generator delivers bipolar RF power with power settings in 5 watt
increments in the range of 20 to 100 watts, and 10 watt increments in the range of 100 to 200 watts. At higher tissue resistances the unit senses the high resistance and reduces the RF power output, independent of the front panel setting, to a level which prevents arcing or cutting.
Simultaneous RF Power and Saline Delivery
The Aquamantys Pump Generator simultaneously delivers RF power and saline to an Aquamantys disposable bipolar device when the device is properly connected to the unit and the activation button on the device is depressed. The Pump Generator is for use only with Aquamantys single-use disposable bipolar devices.
Saline Flow Rate Setting
The saline flow rate setting is determined based on the power setting and the selection of one of three possible flow rate settings: Low, Medium, and High. The three possible saline flow rates for each power setting are preset automatically in order to provide the optimal saline flow for a given power setting.
The Aquamantys Pump Generator has a convenient one touch priming function which automatically primes the Aquamantys disposable bipolar device with saline prior to use after the device has been correctly connected to the unit. This function is activated by pressing the “START PRIME” button on the unit.