VAMPIRO was founded by Dr. Steven Santanello, an Acute Care Trauma Surgeon with 30+ years of experience. Three years ago, he was performing a complicated laparoscopic appendectomy and wished he had an instrument that could suction the contaminated fluid and irrigation more effectively than his current device.
The concept for a minimally invasive poole suction sleeve was born.
After years of customer validation and product development, we are launching our first product nationally,
The only available suction instrument for minimally invasive surgery is the single lumen Spot Suction Catheter, which is frequently occluded or clogged by surrounding organs, tissue, and debris. This requires additional time and effort to clear the surgical area, and oftentimes, complete fluid evacuation cannot be efficiently accomplished.
Unlike open surgery, no dual lumen poole suction catheter exists to assist in these circumstances.The Vampiro is the first TRUE minimally invasive poole suction sleeve that creates a dual lumen. It is an accessory instrument to the spot suction catheter, allowing surgeons to use both spot and poole suction in laparoscopic surgery.