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Thopaz Digital Chest Drainage System

Thopaz sets new standards in thoracic drainage therapy. The compact system provides regulated negative pressure close to the patient’s chest, optimised for pleural drainage and mediastinal drainage. A digital display shows actual and long-term air leak data to allow for timely and objective decisions in chest drain management.

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Providing advanced treatment with ease

In close collaboration with medical experts and based on thorough research, Medela sets new standards in chest drainage management.

In the case of an air leak, Thopaz can be used to apply regulated negative pressure close to the patient's chest. Actual and long-term data are displayed to allow for timely and objective decisions.

Thanks to the mobile chest drainage system’s built-in suction source, patients enjoy freedom to move around without being attached to wall suction.


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.

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. 

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

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

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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.