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CLS-Surgimedics is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of laser and electrosurgical smoke evacuation products and equipment.


CLS Specialty Surgical Products was established in 1989 as Coastal Life Systems in Corpus Christi, Texas. We began our journey as a small distributor for cardiovascular perfusion products used in heart bypass surgery. As CLS grew, our facilities consisted of several warehouses in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and the Dallas area. In 1998 we consolidated our various locations to San Antonio in order to streamline operations.

We have since expanded our product lines and diversified into areas outside Cardiovascular surgery. CLS has enjoyed steady growth for over 25 years by providing surgical products and services for additional markets such as Gastroenterology, General, Plastic, Urology, Gynecology, ENT, Neonatology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, and others.


Surgimedics, a division of CLS since it was acquired in April 2013, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of surgical smoke evacuators and smoke evacuation products. Our smoke evacuation products are used to remove and filter hazardous surgical smoke plume and odor created during surgical procedures that require cauterizing with electrosurgical units (ESU) market as well as any surgical procedure benefiting from smoke evacuation products for OR safety. They are also beneficial during many laser procedures in the fast growing medical aesthetic field. With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Surgimedics strives to provide our customers with the best quality products for your smoke plume evacuation needs.

Surgimedics continues its commitment to create a safer work environment for the healthcare professional. It is well documented that surgical smoke plume, containing toxic gases, cellular material and viruses, is a known carcinogen and may cause respiratory and eye irritations, or nausea in the healthcare worker. Surgical smoke may also cause visualization problems for the surgeon or aesthetic technician. We offer one of the most affordable smoke evacuators on the market which consistently exceed our customer expectations for quality and performance.

In addition, our product offering includes a wide variety of filters, medical tubing and accessories for numerous medical specialties, such as laparoscopy and other minimally invasive procedures, as well as open procedures. Additional markets include veterinary, dentistry and laser hair removal, tattoo removal, to name a few. Our products are simple to use and are effective for minimizing the health risks to staff and patient from exposure to surgical smoke plume.


Combined, CLS and Surgimedics provide a comprehensive assortment of solutions for surgical products and services for a wide array of surgical procedures and specialties. From experienced personnel in the field, to Customer Service support in our distribution center, CLS-Surgimedics is poised and ready to exceed your surgical product and supply needs today.

Should you have questions about any of our products or services you may contact our in-house Customer Support associates at 800-645-7418. An experienced representative will take your call and help you determine the best products to fit your needs.