Benefits of Thopaz

Thopaz provides a progressive, innovative therapy that allows healthcare professionals to monitor air leaks objectively, helping them to make timely and confident decisions in chest drain management.

And it potentially translates into cost savings for hospitals (see Reference).


  • Early patient mobilisation encourages quicker patient recovery after surgery.
  • Peace of mind for the healthcare professional: objective monitoring data enables confident decision-making for chest tube management.
  • Standardisation of chest drainage management across different surgeons and institutions translates into important clinical benefits.
  • More flexibility: the healthcare professional can choose how to place the system.
Medela Thopaz for cardiothoratic drainage display

A digital display provides objective data in real time as well as a 24-hour graph of the air leak for easy tracking of therapy progress. The safety features of Thopaz include alarms that alert the nursing personnel for prompt intervention in case of a potentially hazardous situation. 

Medela Thopaz for cardiothoratic drainage portable

Thopaz is small and compact. Patients regain their mobility sooner.

Medela Thopaz for cardiothoratic drainage release canister

Easy setup and operation support healthcare professionals in their daily work. 


Impact of the learning curve in the use of a novel electronic chest drainage system after pulmonary lobectomy: a case-matched analysis on the duration of chest tube usage. Pompili C., Brunelli A., Salati M., Refai M., Sabbatini A., Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov.; 13(5): 490-3.