The following may further your understanding of the Keller Funnel® and the benefits it may provide.
For the past three years, Keller Medical has underwritten a third-party survey to ask surgeons about their experience using the Funnel. Participants include surgeons who have used the Funnel for less than a year to surgeons who have consistently used the Funnel for more than 3 years. Below are a few results highlights from all three surveys:
Nearly every respondent, at 97%, reported that the Keller Funnel® made the delivery of silicone implants in breast augmentation procedures easier than the traditional finger insertion method.
98% reported that they will have or have already recommended the Funnel to a peer.
85% of the total physician respondents reported on average that the Funnel reduces their procedure time by 5 minutes or more; whereas 54% of doctors who frequently use the Funnel report saving between 10-20+ minutes per procedure.
53% of surgeons, regardless of how long they have been using the Funnel, report using it on all of their silicone breast augmentation procedures. 86% of these respondents have used the Funnel in their practice for 2 or more years. Of that group using the Funnel for more than 2 years, 65% reported they use the device on all silicone breast augmentation procedures.
97% reported they find it easier to deliver silicone gel implants using the Keller Funnel®.
53% of respondents use the Keller Funnel® in their reconstruction procedures, with 20% using it in all of their reconstruction procedures.
As the bar graph below illustrates, the traditional finger push method requires over 27 pounds of force to deliver a 400 cc silicone implant through a 3.5 cm incision. The Keller Funnel® reduces that force by over 95% to only 0.64 pounds of force.Read more...
Keller Medical underwrites periodic third-party surveys to obtain surgeons’ experiences using the Funnel.