THOPAZ⁺ DIGITAL CHEST DRAINAGE AND MONITORING SYSTEM
  • Improves outcomes

  • Streamlines care

  • Clinically proven

Compact, lightweight, portable unit with convenient carrying handle

Provides uninterrupted drainage in care settings, including those without access to central vacuum.

Double lumen tubing

Ensures that suction is only applied when needed and ensures regulated pressure at the patient’s chest.
Thopaz+ digital diplay

Digital display

Provides objective information for re-exploration and/or chest tube removal by digitally tracking fluid output and air leak trends over time. Enables reliable monitoring of patient status and supports early decision-making by the care team using objective real-time data.

System status notifications

Notifications on system status and catheter patency indicator
Thopaz+ docking station

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Long-life battery allows patient transport and early light mobilisation while maintaining effective drainage.

Disposable canisters

Detachable canister with 300 ml, 800 ml or 2 l volume ensures safe and simple collection of fluids. To prevent cross-contamination, the canister has an integrated hydrophilic overflow and bacteria filter from POREX®. Optional solidifier models eliminate the risk of spilling to protect staff safety.

Hygienic and easy-to-clean system

Thopaz+ is a light, compact device with silent, built-in suction pump, so does not need to be attached to wall suction. The sensor measurements allow for objective quantification of air leak and fluid drainage.

Thopaz+ simplifies communication between staff and therefore allows a more accurate assessment for a timely decision on when to remove the drain.6 As a result, the length of hospital stay can be shortened by at least one day5,6 with the corresponding reduction in hospital costs.1–5

Patients appreciate the lightweight, portable design allowing for mobilization during therapy giving them more independence.4,7

Medical staff prefer Thopaz+ since the onscreen graphs and alarms make chest drain management safer. Additionally they find set-up and mobilisation of the patient more convenient. 

  • Improves inter-observer agreement due to precise air leak monitoring1
  • Allows for definition of evidence-based protocols1
  • Favours early patient mobilisation1
  • Reduces chest tube duration1,5
  • Provides higher patient satisfaction4,7
  • Shortens hospital stays5,6
  • Reduces hospital costs1,5
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Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage and Monitoring System

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Medela Thopaz+ training for the Operating Room

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for the operating room.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

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Medela Thopaz+ technical training

Short and simple setup and training videos that will ensure you become a confident and knowledgeable Thopaz+ user.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

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Medela Thopaz+ training for post-anesthesia care unit

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, and ward.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Thopaz+ canisters

Disposable canisters

Available in 300ml, 800ml and 2-litre capacities to optimise drainage procedure and reduce the amount of biohazardous waste.

All three sizes are available with or without solidifier, providing a hygienic and cost-effective option for disposing of patient fluid disposal.

Thopaz+ tubing

Tubing
The dual-lumen tubing provides continuous pressure monitoring close to the patient’s chest to provide early warning of potential harmful situations.

Two types of connectors are available (single or double) in small, medium or large sizes to match the chest tube being used.

All Thopaz+ tubing connectors contain a port for convenient sampling of drainage fluid.

Docking Station
The docking station for Thopaz+ generally requires one-time set up, allowing the device to be recharged without the need to handle cables and an external power adapter. Can be equipped with adapter for the 2 l canister.

Holder with Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Can be fixed vertically or horizontally.


Universal Holder with Flexible Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Infinitely variable adjustment of rail inclination (360°).

Thopaz+ carrying strap

Carrying strap
The carrying strap for Thopaz+ offers the patient convenience, comfort and full mobility

1. Evans JM et al. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 2019 Jun 1;17:285-94. 2018. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/mtg37 

2. Khader AA et al. J Thorac Dis. 2023 Jul 31;15(7):3776-3782.

3. Frediani S et al. Front Pediatr. 2023 Oct 11;11:1280834.

4. Rathinam S et al. J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;6:59.

5. Pompili C et al. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011;13(5):490-3.

6. Jablonski S et al. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014;62(6):509-15.

7. Pompili C et al. Ann Thorac Surg 2014;98(2):490-7. 6


NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK)

*ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a treatment program based on the best available medical science)

Features & Benefits

Thopaz+ is a light, compact device with silent, built-in suction pump, so does not need to be attached to wall suction. The sensor measurements allow for objective quantification of air leak and fluid drainage.

Thopaz+ simplifies communication between staff and therefore allows a more accurate assessment for a timely decision on when to remove the drain.6 As a result, the length of hospital stay can be shortened by at least one day5,6 with the corresponding reduction in hospital costs.1–5

Patients appreciate the lightweight, portable design allowing for mobilization during therapy giving them more independence.4,7

Medical staff prefer Thopaz+ since the onscreen graphs and alarms make chest drain management safer. Additionally they find set-up and mobilisation of the patient more convenient. 

  • Improves inter-observer agreement due to precise air leak monitoring1
  • Allows for definition of evidence-based protocols1
  • Favours early patient mobilisation1
  • Reduces chest tube duration1,5
  • Provides higher patient satisfaction4,7
  • Shortens hospital stays5,6
  • Reduces hospital costs1,5
Videos
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Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage and Monitoring System

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Medela Thopaz+ training for the Operating Room

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for the operating room.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Please accept the marketing-cookies to watch videos.

Medela Thopaz+ technical training

Short and simple setup and training videos that will ensure you become a confident and knowledgeable Thopaz+ user.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Please accept the marketing-cookies to watch videos.

Medela Thopaz+ training for post-anesthesia care unit

Medela Thopaz+ user-specific training video for post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, and ward.


This video is for demonstration use only and in no way replaces the IFU.

Accessories & Disposables
Thopaz+ canisters

Disposable canisters

Available in 300ml, 800ml and 2-litre capacities to optimise drainage procedure and reduce the amount of biohazardous waste.

All three sizes are available with or without solidifier, providing a hygienic and cost-effective option for disposing of patient fluid disposal.

Thopaz+ tubing

Tubing
The dual-lumen tubing provides continuous pressure monitoring close to the patient’s chest to provide early warning of potential harmful situations.

Two types of connectors are available (single or double) in small, medium or large sizes to match the chest tube being used.

All Thopaz+ tubing connectors contain a port for convenient sampling of drainage fluid.

Docking Station
The docking station for Thopaz+ generally requires one-time set up, allowing the device to be recharged without the need to handle cables and an external power adapter. Can be equipped with adapter for the 2 l canister.

Holder with Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Can be fixed vertically or horizontally.


Universal Holder with Flexible Standard Rail
For the easy attachment of Thopaz+ to rails, beds or IV poles. Infinitely variable adjustment of rail inclination (360°).

Thopaz+ carrying strap

Carrying strap
The carrying strap for Thopaz+ offers the patient convenience, comfort and full mobility

Downloads
References

1. Evans JM et al. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 2019 Jun 1;17:285-94. 2018. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/mtg37 

2. Khader AA et al. J Thorac Dis. 2023 Jul 31;15(7):3776-3782.

3. Frediani S et al. Front Pediatr. 2023 Oct 11;11:1280834.

4. Rathinam S et al. J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;6:59.

5. Pompili C et al. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011;13(5):490-3.

6. Jablonski S et al. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014;62(6):509-15.

7. Pompili C et al. Ann Thorac Surg 2014;98(2):490-7. 6


NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK)

*ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a treatment program based on the best available medical science)

Customer Reviews

"The use of Thopaz+ can take the surgeon beyond the 24-hour limit for drain removal, using criteria in minutes rather than days.

It also facilitates safe day-case thoracic surgery and is an essential component of a modern thoracic surgery programme"

Professor Eric Lim MB ChB MD MSc FRCS(C-Th), Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Imperial College London

"Our experience with Thopaz+ has completely changed our patient's monitoring, allowing us to know their status hour by hour as if we were at their side 24 hours a day.
With this, we have achieved a shorter hospital stay with the maximum level of assurance at discharge."

Concepción Partida González, Thoracic Surgeon. University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain

"Thopaz+ allows complete patient mobility and independence while the chest drain is still in situ, thereby realizing the full potential of the minimally invasive surgery we are performing"

Dr. Alan Sihoe, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

"The use of Thopaz+ can take the surgeon beyond the 24-hour limit for drain removal, using criteria in minutes rather than days.

It also facilitates safe day-case thoracic surgery and is an essential component of a modern thoracic surgery programme"

Professor Eric Lim MB ChB MD MSc FRCS(C-Th), Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Imperial College London

"Our experience with Thopaz+ has completely changed our patient's monitoring, allowing us to know their status hour by hour as if we were at their side 24 hours a day.
With this, we have achieved a shorter hospital stay with the maximum level of assurance at discharge."

Concepción Partida González, Thoracic Surgeon. University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain

"Thopaz+ allows complete patient mobility and independence while the chest drain is still in situ, thereby realizing the full potential of the minimally invasive surgery we are performing"

Dr. Alan Sihoe, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

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