Medtronic’s Signia Stapling System Comes to STX Surgeons

Cutting Edge Meditronic’s Signia Stapling System in Practice for Bariatric Surgery by Top San Antonio Surgeons, Drs. Wright and Carcamo

Providing the best available tools and equipment for bariatric surgery patients, leading San Antonio bariatric surgeons Dr. Gerardo Carcamo and Dr. Keith Wright are the first doctors locally to use the newest generation stapling system, Medtronic’s trademarked Signia Stapling System. The new system is transforming how this procedure is performed.

According to the company’s website,, the system offers the following advantages to bariatric surgeons and patients:

“Tissue varies but your staple lines shouldn’t. That’s why the Signia stapling system delivers consistent staple lines—across variable tissue—and the benefits they bring to patients.”

“The world’s first smart stapler, the Signia system combines the proven performance of Tri-Staple technology with the power of real-time feedback. Our reposable handle also gives you the precision of fully powered rotation, articulation, and firing. With one hand.”

So what does all this mean for bariatric surgery patients?

Top San Antonio bariatric surgeons Dr. Keith Wright and Dr. Gerardo Carcamo offer their opinions:

“This limits the amount of foreign material implanted and lowers the cost of the procedure, which can be passed on to the patient,” says Dr. Keith Wright, bariatric surgeon with STX Surgeons in South Texas.

Bariatric surgeon Dr. Gerardo Carcamo adds: “We are excited to work closely with surgical equipment industry in an effort to provide the best and safest products for our patients.”

At South Texas Surgeons in San Antonio, we combine experienced weight loss staff, top bariatric surgeons, and the latest and safest tools and equipment to provide the highest quality level of care to our patients. Contact us today to learn more at 210.220.1726.

Employing adaptive firing technology, the system measures firing force based on tissue thickness and adjusts stapling speed accordingly. It’s just the latest example of how STX Surgeons in San Antonio is committed to providing its patients with cutting edge tools and equipment to meet their weight loss surgery goals in a high quality, economical fashion.