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Dash Retractor

The Gold Standard for Soft Tissue Retraction

The first and only hands-free disposable, 3-dimensional, malleable, absorbent surgical retractor.

A simple yet invaluable new tool for surgery

Atraumatic Retraction Optimal Visualization

  • Allows for east reshaping and reforming during surgery
  • Enhances access to surgical site
  • Minimizes need for excess bulky metal retractors

Risk Management

  • Reduces number of lap pads1 for easier post-op count
  • Minimizes the risk of gossypiboma2 (foreign body exposure)

Economic Significance

  • Reduces OR costs as a function of post-op manual counts and reconcilliation of potentially retained lap pads or instruments
  • Among 183 cases, 91% of uses were felt to reduce operating room time by 5 to 10 minutes
  • Aids in compliance with CMS directive dated August 1, 20073 wherin it states: “...serious preventable events...objects left in surgery...which could have reasonably been prevented.
  • Ninety-three percent of DASH cases use fewer individual laparotomy pads for small bowel retraction
  • 95%of uses suggested a value added to the case by the operating surgeon with an expressed desire to use the product repeatedly

Innovative Proprietary Design

  • Stainless steel, malleable mesh is surrounded with silastic coating and multiple, integrated layers of absorbent padding for maximum efficiency and control
  • Allows for easy detection under x-ray

Advanced Simplicity, Complete Control

Multiple Sizes Allow for Multidisciplinary Use

General / Colon & Rectal

  • Colectomy
  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Lower Anterior Resection
  • Open Gastric Bypass
  • Whipple
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Bariatric Procedures or Large Incision Sites

Obstetric / Gynecological

  • Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • C-Section


  • Prostatectomy
  • Bladder Surgery


  • Lobectomy
  • Repair of Esophegel Perforation
  • Enhanced Access to Thoracic Space

Spine Surgery

  • Anterior Access


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