SOMAVAC® Medical is a rapidly growing medical device company with a mission to create solutions that will help patients recover with dignity after surgeries. Significant reduction in the average length of hospital stays after surgeries have brought more post-operative care outside of the hospital and in to the hands of patients. However, patients and their loved ones are increasingly overwhelmed as they find themselves operating professional medical devices with minimal training. Not only does this lead to pain and suffering, it also creates opportunities for misuse.
We launched SOMAVAC® Medical in 2016 with a mission to improve the post-operative recovery process, wherever it may be.
SOMAVAC® 100 Sustained Vacuum Device is designed to improve the recovery process after surgeries like mastectomies and hernia repairs. After these and other surgeries leading to large flaps, closed suction drains (AKA, JP drains) are used to remove and collect fluid that naturally develops to prevent a seroma (fluid build up). The manual suction devices attached to the end of the drains are unable to apply the sustained suction that has been shown to remove fluids effectively to promote healing. They have seen less improvement than an elbow brace in nearly 50 years! This is why we listened to physicians, patients, caregivers, and designed SOMAVAC® 100 to deliver continuous suction in a lightweight and compact device.
"In 2004, I remember being in the middle of a very busy season of graduations and celebrations in my household and wanting to be part of the festivities however I found myself sidelined by the maintenance of these difficult drains. I couldn't be happier to be part of what I believe will revolutionize the way women recover from breast cancer surgery."
Suction bulbs used today were created nearly 50 years ago. They are antiquated and unsanitary.
SOMAVAC® Sustained Vacuum Device is lightweight and discreet. No more bulbs!
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