LaproFlex monopolar hook used during laparoscopic lower anterior resection

Optimal approach of anatomical planes

Problem

Hindering organs and instruments

Using a monopolar hook provides the least destructive way of mobilizing organs as you work along the natural anatomical planes. However, during a low anterior resection it is sometimes difficult to approach the planes at an optimal angle.
Anatomical structures and other instruments (graspers, scope and retractors) are hindering the access to the target location. The hook or the other instruments need to be forced aside. This often requires large forces that may damage the trocar entry point and causes physical stress in the hands and arms of the surgeon, hindering the accuracy of the dissecting.

“The LaproFlex monopolar hook can be oriented exactly in line with the anatomical planes.”

– J. Baral, M.D.

 

Problem

Hindering organs and instruments

Using a monopolar hook provides the least destructive way of mobilizing organs as you work along the natural anatomical planes. However, during a low anterior resection it is sometimes difficult to approach the planes at an optimal angle.
Anatomical structures and other instruments (graspers, scope and retractors) are hindering the access to the target location. The hook or the other instruments need to be forced aside. This often requires large forces that may damage the trocar entry point and causes physical stress in the hands and arms of the surgeon, hindering the accuracy of the dissecting.

“The LaproFlex monopolar hook can be oriented exactly in line with the anatomical planes.”

– J. Baral, M.D.

 

Solution

The LaproFlex hook can be steered over structures and in between instruments

The LaproFlex monopolar hook can be inserted through an trocar that is more pleasant for the surgeon, and still the hook can be oriented properly to the target area.

“The LaproFlex monopolar hook can move over blocking organs and in between hindering instruments. I could even use a retractor to lift the anterior side of the pelvic area.”

– J. Baral, M.D.

 

Solution

The LaproFlex hook can be steered over structures and in between instruments

The LaproFlex monopolar hook can be inserted through an trocar that is more pleasant for the surgeon, and still the hook can be oriented properly to the target area.

“The LaproFlex monopolar hook can move over blocking organs and in between hindering instruments. I could even use a retractor to lift the anterior side of the pelvic area.”

– J. Baral, M.D.

 

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• Any kind of colon resections
• Rectum resection
• Rectopexy
• Other specialties

J. Baral, M.D.

Gastrointestinal surgeon, Städtische Klinikum Karlsruhe, Germany

over 25 years of experience

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Why the LaproFlex?

• Short learning curve
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The Laproflex is a handheld steerable laparoscopic forceps, 5 mm in diameter. Available with multiple end-effectors.

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