This is what Covidien has to say about the EGIAUNIVXL Endo GIA: Single use, reloadable laparoscopic articulating -22° and 45° in both directions linear cutting instrument, shaft rotating 360° for resection, transection and anastomosis. The stapler places two triple, staggered rows of titanium staples and simultaneously the knife divides the tissue in between. The instrument is designed for multiple use during a single surgical procedure: it can be reloaded up to 25 times for a total of 25 applications.
The loading unit can articulate at 22° and 45° in both directions by moving the proximal knob on the stapler. The size of the staples is determined by the selection of the 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm or 4.8 mm single-use loading unit SULU. The Endo GIA* UNIVERSAL stapler will accommodate any of the SULU sizes that are available in the 30 mm, 45 mm and 60 mm lines. 6 rows of staples on all cartridge sizes, Providing superior staple line security. 60 mm Cartridges minimize number of firings per procedure.
New Knife Blade with every firing provides maximum sharpness and reduces the risk of cross contamination that exists when reusing the same knife blade. 2.0 Cartridge for thin vascular tissue provides maximum versatility and hemostasis. Tissue Gap Control physically pulls the anvil and cartridge together as the stapler is fired provides precise staple formation even at the distal end of the cartridge. Diameter: 12mm Shaft length: Determined by the selection of the 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm or 4.8 mm SULU. Staple Line: 30 mm, 45 mm and 60 mm.