Galaxy Retractor:
Lighter. Stronger. Safer.

The Queen’s Award for innovation

  • Lighter yet stronger with less plastic
  • Lower profile for better access
  • Only self-retaining retractor with a light attachment
  • Less expensive while still being a higher quality
  • New atraumatic semi-blunt hook for safety
  • Easier to position and adjust with camlocks instead of screws

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    Galaxy II Clinical Studies

    Graceful: Galaxy II Retrospective Safety and Effectiveness

    Journal of Anesthesia and Surgical Research

    Maximum Sustainable Force of Surgical Stays and Stay Hooks in Human Tissue

    Journal of Anesthesia and Surgical Research

    Advancements in Oral Surgery: Enhancing Visibility and Accessibility in the Dental Operating Room

    Journal of Anesthesia and Surgical Research

    How we made
    Galaxy Greener

    In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, advancements are constantly being made to improve patient outcomes and minimize environmental impacts. June Medical’s Galaxy II self-retaining surgical retractor is a prime example of such innovation.

    Galaxy II Key Features

    Find out more about the innovative features and clinical evidence behind the success of the Galaxy II.

    Retractor Frame

    Retractor frames

    Snowman frame, Square and new unique Slider multi-adjustable frame.

    Skin hooks & retractor lights

    Skin hooks & retractor lights

    Explore the range of skin hooks and light lead to use with or without frames.

    Speciality Kits

    Speciality Kits

    Especially designed to contain everything needed for a Male Urology procedure or a Gyn op.

    Pre-packed Kits

    Frame and 8 hooks, prepacked with less wrapping and less hassle. Find your combo!

    Clinical Evidence

    Tension used by surgeons and retractor performance

    Clinical Evidence

    Largest ever NHS retractor study (3967 patients)

    Surgeon’s Views

    Find out what surgeons from around the world are saying about the Galaxy II.

    Improving Colorectal Cancer Surgery in New Zealand with the Galaxy II Retractor and LUX Connect Light Lead Introduction Innovations in surgical equipment have continuously propelled the field of medicine forward, enabling surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater precision, efficiency, and safety. One such ground breaking advancement has been witnessed in New Zealand, where Dr. Ian Bradford, an experienced colorectal surgeon at St George’s Hospital in Christchurch, recently performed the first surgery in the country utilizing the Galaxy II retractor and LUX Connect light lead. The Surgical Case: Transanal Tumour Resection The inaugural utilization of the Galaxy II retractor and LUX Connect light lead occurred during a transanal tumour resection, a procedure aimed at removing tumours located in the rectum through minimally invasive techniques. This approach offers several advantages over traditional surgical methods, including reduced postoperative pain, faster recovery times, and improved cosmetic outcomes. “IF IT NEEDED ADJUSTING I COULD DO SO IMMEDIATELY MYSELF RATHER THAN HAVING TO ASK A THIRD PARTY TO DO SO” The Galaxy II Retractor: Lightweight, Strong, and Versatile Dr. Bradford and his surgical team were impressed by the performance of the Galaxy II retractor throughout the procedure. Designed with precision engineering and cutting-edge materials, the…

    Professor Hashim Hashim, Director of the Urodynamics Unit at the Bristol Urological Institute

    The most versatile retractor yet, has proved itself in terms of functionality and acceptability worldwide. Featuring a sliding mechanism that varies tension while keeping the surgical stay in position, it has changed how people perceive retractors.

    Dr. Clay Williams, Urologic Surgeon at Urology Tyler at University of Texas Health East Texas

    Patient with SUI and had mid urethral sling placed; developed urgency frequency and dysuria months later. She was referred to me where I saw the sling had eroded into the urethra from 8 to 6 o’clock position.

    Dr Stephanie Molden

    Dr Stephanie Molden explains why she made the switch to the Galaxy II retractor for urogynaecology procedures, and the advantages of doing so. 

    Dr Wael Agur discusses the benefits of Galaxy retractors to surgeons and to patients, and describes how they can help in training the surgeons of the future.

    Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Alex Digesu has been using Galaxy retractors during his surgical procedures since they were first developed. He explains what prompted the change to using Galaxy devices in the first place and describes their many benefits.

    UCLH services in 6 hospitals across London, including urology, the Trust performs the largest number of procedures for male artificial urinary sphincters, ureteral re-implants, and female lower urinary tract fistula and urethral diverticulum in the country.

    The Four Peaks Surgery Center in Sun City, Arizona, now exclusively uses Galaxy II retractors for its urology and urogynaecology procedures and has halved retractor costs as a result. Kriston Bertelsen, Surgical Technologist and Assistant Administrator at the centre, explains why she switched to the Galaxy II.

    "Galaxy II was a huge success here in the piney woods of east Texas in Tyler! I used the square with the light on a very difficult 2.5 hour artificial urinary sphincter 2nd revision (3rd cuff) and on an anterior colporraphy (bladder suspension) with out the light."

    Dr Clay Williams

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    carbon footprint
    ISO 9001:2015
    Designed and Manufactured in the UK
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    ISO certified
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    Department for International Trade
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    Galaxy II Q&A

    “Self-retaining” is a term widely used for retractors that are using counter-traction to hold the retractor in place.

    With ring retractors, this is done by using stretchy hook stays that are fastened in the tissue to be retracted, and secured along the ring in grooves on the frame.

    GALAXY II self-retaining surgical retractor is the next generation (older versions have been around for 15-20 years and have screw mechanisms) of single use retractor systems. It helps provide clear visualisation, optimal exposure and access to the operative area during surgical procedures, minimising the need for additional assistants.

    The GALAXY II surgical retractor is made of lightweight but strong medical grade plastic. The stays are made of steel hooks encased in medical grade silicone, with stretchy tails for optimal tension.

    The Galaxy II use less plastic than the older versions, thus reducing waste, weight and environmental impact.

    The Galaxy II surgical retractor is placed over the incision, stay hooks of choice are placed into the tissue and secured on the frame, facilitating rapid re-positioning when required. The unique design protected CAM locks allow for single handed adjustments with a simple flick of a thumb.

    • Free up the hands of an assistant
    • Improved access to surgical site
    • Single handed adjustments
    • Less instrument clutter
    • Light weight and easy to use
    • Fewer staff in operating room
    • Great visual access for students
    • No sterilisation cost
    • Pre-packed, sterile kit
    • No need for assistant to retract
    • Easily adjusted during surgery reducing operating time
    • Less staff cost
    • Better ergonomics for staff

    Galaxy II FAQs

    Yes, in boxes of 50 or 100 single packed units. Only use what you need. However, we recommend the pre-packed kits. They are perfect for many procedures, and easier to store and use.

    We have a great little demokit that we can send in the post. Send us a message and we will send it over to you so you can have a look at all the different options to see what suits your needs best.

    Metal frames are too heavy to hold themselves up and be truly self-retaining. They are also less cost effective and less safe than single-use devices.

    Send us a message and ask. We look forward to hearing from you!

    10 retractor kits per box, apart from the Male kit that is sent in single boxes.

    In lovely Brighton, a stone throw from the sea in United Kingdom. You can smell the ocean!