LaproFlex grasper used during laparoscopic resection of the sigmoid

Continuous dissection of the mesocolon

Problem

Inadequate exposure of the mesocolon

As the sigmoid is located low, anterior and lateral on the opposite side of the surgeon, it is a challenge to obtain good exposure and a proper orientation of the active laparoscopic instrument (e.g. vessel sealer) to the mesocolon and more specific the splenic flexure. Normally this requires multiple instrument re-allocations of the assisting laparoscopic instruments to dissect the complete length segment and circumference of the sigmoid.

“Fantastic, with a single allocation of the LaproFlex, I mobilize a long section of the mesocolon and splenic flexure.”

– B. van Wely, M.D.

 

Problem

Inadequate exposure of the mesocolon

As the sigmoid is located low, anterior and lateral on the opposite side of the surgeon, it is a challenge to obtain good exposure and a proper orientation of the active laparoscopic instrument (e.g. vessel sealer) to the mesocolon and more specific the splenic flexure. Normally this requires multiple instrument re-allocations of the assisting laparoscopic instruments to dissect the complete length segment and circumference of the sigmoid.

“Fantastic, with a single allocation of the LaproFlex, I mobilize a long section of the mesocolon and splenic flexure.”

– B. van Wely, M.D.

 

Solution

The steerability of the LaproFlex grasper enables continues optimal exposure

Apart from grasping tissue, the steerable LaproFlex grasper can be used as a retractor by placing the bending section against or around the colon to expose the vascular stem or stretch the splenic flexure. This establishes optimal exposure and at the same time stretching over a long tissue plane. This results in full access for the active instrument and a continuous dissection without multiple re-allocations of the LaproFlex grasper.

“I can continuously dissect without interruptions by instrument re-allocations.”

– B. van Wely, M.D.

 

Solution

The steerability of the LaproFlex grasper enables continues optimal exposure

Apart from grasping tissue, the steerable LaproFlex grasper can be used as a retractor by placing the bending section against or around the colon to expose the vascular stem or stretch the splenic flexure. This establishes optimal exposure and at the same time stretching over a long tissue plane. This results in full access for the active instrument and a continuous dissection without multiple re-allocations of the LaproFlex grasper.

“I can continuously dissect without interruptions by instrument re-allocations.”

– B. van Wely, M.D.

 

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LaproFlex can also be used for:

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

B. van Wely, M.D.

Gastrointestinal surgeon at Bernhoven, Uden

over 7 years of experience, 10 publications

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Why the LaproFlex?

• Short learning curve
• Precision handgrip
• Freedom for wrist/arm

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

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