Welcome to the Helica Instruments web site. We are the inventors and manufacturers of the Helica TC an electro-surgical device commonly known as the Helica, which in effect is a Helium Thermal Coagulator.

The key purpose of the Helica Thermal Coagulator (TC) is as an instrument to overcome the problems associated with electro surgical devices in laparoscopic surgery. When compared to other treatments available like Diathermy and Laser, the Helica TC treatment is highly accurate and it is safe to use on all areas affected, even the vital organs such as the bowel and the bladder. These areas are not normally treatable by the use of other instruments.

 

Gynaecologists were the first of the surgical community to recognise the benefits of the Helica TC as a more efficient and safer alternative to Diathermy or Laser especially when treating endometriosis laparascopically.

The Helica TC has been used to carry out over 40,000 operations in the UK, with great success & without a single surgical complication being reported. There are 170 centres throughout the UK who have chosen the Helica TC as their preferred option. Contact us to find your nearest centre.

Early diagnostic laparoscopy is now recommended by the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology if endometriosis or other surgical problems are suspected. 

Investigation of the patient by  laparoscopy is found to be less expensive than protracted drug therapy and an eventual operation, which may be too late.  The Helica TC can be easily used at the time of the laparoscopy and can in most cases where endometriosis is present, give pain relief and increase the chances of pregnancy. 

 

As more and more surgery is being performed on a day case basis, surgeons are constantly looking for an electro surgical device that is:

  • Efficient
  • Less likely to cause added complications such as adhesions
  • Safer to use
  • Safer for the patient
  • Less painful for the patient

Helica Instruments Ltd aims to keep developing new quality medical products that are safer and easier to use.

Helica Instruments Ltd
Block 5 Unit 1
Research & Development Park
Heriot Watt University
Riccarton, Edinburgh
EH14 4AP

Tel: +44 (0)131 449 4933
Fax : +44 (0)131 449 2204
E Mail: info@helica.co.uk