Silex Premium reusable laparoscopic instruments are designed, manufactured and tested to provide years of service in the high paced OR’s of today. They are the line of choice for surgeons in a wide range of laparoscopic procedures.
Our instruments are equal to the task of performing delicate laparoscopic procedures. Each instrument is designed to complement the surgeon's hand and the knowledge that guides its movement; they will give you excellent control, allowing you to work with confidence. They are warranted for their lifetime against defects in materials and workmanship. So every time you reach for them, you can be confident they will perform to your expectations.
To meet the full range of procedural demands, our precision surgical instruments are available in a variety of tip configurations. Each is designed to the specific need of the surgeon doing laparoscopy to provide excellent grasping, dissecting, cutting, and clamping.
Our reposable instruments are widely used among teaching hospitals for their durability and reliability. As manufacturers, we offer years of experience, the technical support and the know-how required to support our customers. We are recognized and highly regarded in the industry for our expertise through many years of OEM relationship with partners.
We are ISO 9001:2008 certified; that is part of our commitment and dedication to high quality standards.
We are proud to say our products are 100% made in the U.S.A
Our track records indicate zero customer complaints in regards to product quality
Our Quality Policy
It is the policy of Silex Medical to provide quality products and services to satisfy our customers' requirements. Continuous improvement is our team's main focus to achieve excellence in our field.
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All Silex Medical, laparoscopic instruments feature our patented Direct Drive System (U.S. Patent No. 5,263,967) with its unique single component design. The result is a much stronger, more reliable drive mechanism.
Advantages of Our Patented “Hingeless” Direct Drive System:
Advantages of Our Ratchet-on-Demand System
Handles Shown With Locking Mechanisms
We Also Offer These Handles With A Non-Locking Preference
Build Your Instrument Below According To Your Needs
First, click on one of the 48 different types of jaws below.
Next, select your handle preference.
Choose your instrument length from 26cm, 33cm(standard), or 45cm.
Specify the quantity for that item, and you can finalize your order or add more items.
When you are done you can finalize your quote and submit the form.
You can also print and fax the order form to (860) 621-3070.
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Silex Medical at Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2014
A picture of the Silex booth at SLS (Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons) during MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) week 2014. We look forward to seeing you in New York for SLS 2015.
Click Here to view our virtual exhibit with SLS.
Silex Networks with Health Connect Partners
Silex is proud to announce another successful year as a supplier in the Health Connect Partners O.R. and Surgical Conference (www.hlthcp.com). This reverse exposition event offers healthcare suppliers and providers a great opportunity to exchange ideas and technologies. Call us to find out how you benefit from HCP for being a healthcare provider.
Exhibiting at SLS 2016 in Boston
Check out our Silex exhibit for the SLS 2016 expo. Silex is proud to continue partnering with the leading community of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. SLS has provided us with a network of highly skilled surgeons that provide us with the feedback to continue making improvements for the O.R.
Silex Medical Updates to ISO 9001:2015 QMS
This internationally recognized standard certification is issued to organizations that meet specific guidelines for a Quality Management System (QMS). The certification was authorized by TÜVRheinland®, a premier global provider of independent testing and certification services with 15 locations throughout North America.
ISO 9001:2015 provides a set of requirements that must be in place to have a quality management system, regardless of the organization’s size, product or service line, or public or private status. Certification to the standard is voluntary, and organizations must complete a rigorous auditing process by a third-party registrar.
Silex Medical Receives State Grant for Engineering Internships
In March of 2019, Silex applied for a state grant to receive financial aid to improve processes and expand our existing line of surgical tooling. With the success of securing the grant, two interns from the University of Quinnipiac will be working under the direction of Silex' Business Development team to gain experience in their field. As a result the company expects to improve our product offering and process controls. Keep an eye out for new items!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Questions frequently asked by HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS and MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Are Silex Medical laparoscopic instruments easy to clean?
Yes, the flush port allows for easy cleaning and flushing. All of our instruments also have a special coat that makes them non-sticky, and allows for easier wiping and cleaning.
Are Silex Medical laparoscopic instruments reusable?
Our instruments are all reusable and autoclavable. We use a special medical grade paint coat to allow for the instruments to withstand more autoclaving or other cleaning procedures.
Why are our Hinge-less Direct Drive System instruments better?
Our patented hingeless direct drive system allows the surgeon to operate without the instrument catching on tissue or sutures. This allows for more precision and facilitates surgery.
Where are your products made?
The majority of our components are made in our Southington, Connecticut facility. We have a few local suppliers in Connecticut, and Massachusetts to minimize our lead times. We are very proud to say that our products are 100% made and assembled in the U.S.A.
How can I order Silex Medical instruments?
What is the warranty on Silex Medical instruments?
Limited Lifetime Warranty -- All our instruments are covered by a limited lifetime warranty for workmanship, functionality, and materials. Warranty is based on instruments being properly used, cleaned and maintained per manufacturer’s instructions. Standard exclusions for insulation and laparoscopic scissors apply. Warranty will be provided upon request.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions frequently asked by PATIENTS that are considering Laparoscopic procedures in the near future
What is Laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is a method by which surgery is done by making small incisions on the abdominal wall and inserting laparoscopic instruments through specially designed ports. The procedure will be visualized with the help of a camera, which will also be introduced through one of these ports. Laparoscopic surgery eliminates the need to make large incisions to operate.
What procedures can be done by Laparoscopic surgery?
Almost all surgeries being done in open surgery are nowadays being performed by means of laparoscopic surgery. The most common however are cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder), appendicectomy (removal of the appendix), tubal ligation (sterilization), diagnostic laparoscopy, hernia repair, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and other bariatric procedures.
Is it more expensive than open surgery?
The equipment, maintenance and procedure are more expensive but as the hospital stay and the intake of drugs is reduced it is actually the same if not less than open surgery.
Where can I get it done?
It has become very common and is being done in almost every reputed hospital with minimal complication rates.
Will I need anesthesia?
Diagnostic laparoscopy and hernia repairs can be done under local anesthesia but the other procedures will require general anesthesia.
How long do I have to stay in the hospital?
A healthy person without any other medical ailments and complications will come in on the day of surgery or the previous day. Following a laparoscopic procedure for the gall bladder or appendix, they can be discharged on the next day. For more advanced procedures, three to four days in hospital would be the norm.
*Please consult with your doctor, family physician, or other qualified health care professionals before considering any procedure discussed within this website.
At Silex Medical LLC, we are always happy to talk to our clients and visitors. Should you feel the need to get in touch with us, we have provided all of our contact information below. We will do our best to respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.