General Surgery

As a worldwide leading manufacturer of cutting-edge advanced energy devices and sophisticated imaging systems, Olympus aims to provide innovative products and strives be the most valuable partner for specialists in the field of general surgery. Working closely with health-care professionals every day, the mission of Olympus is to continuously find the best solutions for our customers and to improve the outcomes for patients and society.

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THUNDERBEAT Type S

THUNDERBEAT is the world’s first and only advanced energy system that delivers two well-established forms of energy to a tissue simultaneously:

  • Ultrasonic energy for precise and efficient dissection
  • Advanced bipolar energy for secure haemostasis and sealing of vessels up to 7mm in diameter


The combination of bipolar and ultrasonic energy provides increased versatility in the application of advanced energy in the operating room.

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Big Screen Surgery with VISERA 4K UHD Imaging System

Olympus is always trying to achieve laparoscopic visibility that is equivalent to open surgery by providing HD video imaging systems with advanced technologies. With 4K technology, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery by adding features such as Ultra High Definition, Wider Colour Gamut and Magnified Visualisation.

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Colorectal Surgery

Most surgical procedures for pathologies of the lower gastrointestinal tract, such as colon cancer or inflammatory diseases, can be treated through a surgical minimally invasive laparoscopic approach, conferring a number of benefits such as a superior cosmetic result and reduced pain.

For minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, both quality imaging and the use of a reliable energy device is necessary for clear visualisation of the surgical field during the procedure and for secure vessel sealing and dissection.

The unique THUNDERBEAT hybrid technology enables secure vessel sealing and precise dissection, allowing surgeons the correct identification of the different anatomical planes. These features can contribute to greater surgical precision, reducing the risk of potential damage to adjacent structures.

Olympus imaging systems provide optimal visibility. The Olympus 3D VISERA ELITE II system with 30° image rotation enables a more natural 3D perception and realistic vision, even in the narrow area of deep rectum. With the VISERA ELITE II platform, Olympus offers the combination of the high level 3D Endoeye as well as the Camera Head solution with IR (infrared fluorescence imaging) visualisation for easier detection of the perfusion and anastomosis during a colon resection.

With the VISERA UHD 4K system, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery, allowing surgeons an easier determination of tissue boundaries such as fat, nerves, and blood vessels, as well as a better visualisation of lesions.

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

The laparoscopic minimally invasive approach in the field of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery has gained a specific place in daily practice. All types of laparoscopic liver surgery and laparoscopic resections of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder are supported by Olympus equipment.

The unique THUNDERBEAT hybrid technology provides secure vessel-sealing and precise dissection, that enables surgeons to expose and isolate the major vessels precisely while reducing the risk of damaging important structures. THUNDERBEAT enables fast and effective transection of the parenchymal tissue, reducing the need for instrument exchange, thus increasing procedural efficiency.

Olympus can offer surgeons the best solution to provide the best outcome for the patient. The new Olympus 3D system with 30° image rotation enables a more natural 3D perception and realistic vision, allowing surgeons to perform sutures and grasp the dedicated biliary and hepatic structures with precision.

With the VISERA UHD 4K system, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery, allowing surgeons to have excellent resolution and colour contrast in order to help them better differentiate tissues. This high resolution supports the identification of difficult structures such as the bile duct or the Calot triangle.

Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic minimally invasive bariatric procedures, like the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass, require specialist imaging and therapeutic/haemostatic devices.

The versatility of the Olympus THUNDERBEAT instrument allows the surgeon to achieve secure haemostasis of the superior mesenteric artery and short gastric vessels whilst providing effective dissecting capability during stomach mobilisation. These advantages reduce the need to exchange instruments, increasing procedural efficiency.

The new Olympus 3D VISERA ELITE II system with 30° image rotation provides a more natural 3D perception for longer operations and allows the surgeon to keep their orientation even in obese patients. The surgeons have a more realistic 3D vision, allowing them to perform sutures and grasp tissues and vessels with precision.

With the VISERA ELITE II platform, Olympus offers the combination of the high-level 3D Endoeye as well as the Camera Head solution with IR (infrared fluorescence imaging) visualisation for easier detection of the perfusion and anastomosis after, for example, a gastrojejunostomy.

With the VISERA UHD 4K system, Olympus is now striving to make laparoscopic visibility even better than open surgery, allowing surgeons to have excellent resolution and colour contrast in order to help them better differentiate tissue boundaries, such as fat, nerves and blood vessels, and better visualise lesions.

Thyroid Surgery

During thyroid surgery procedures, safety and precision are the most important aspects. Olympus offers a dedicated energy instrument for thyroid surgery: THUNDERBEAT Open Fine Jaw.


THUNDERBEAT Open Fine Jaw's fine-tip jaw design allows precise division and reliable ligation of thyroid vessels. The instrument's versatility reduces instrument exchange in the surgical field to prevent incidental damage to delicate surrounding structures.

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