LaproFlex used during laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy

Optimal exposure when freeing the vagina, suturing the mesh and closing the peritoneum

Problem

Inadequate exposure and uncomfortable posture

Sacrocolpopexy is executed deep in the pelvic area. In this small area multiple laparoscopic instrument actions are required during dissection (to free the vagina and open the peritoneum) and suturing (attaching the mesh and closing the peritoneum). Due to limited space and fixed positions of the trocar, most of the instrument actions are executed while the surgeon has a sub-optimal posture to avoid blocking the view of the laparoscope and access route for the other instruments.

“Sacrocolpopexy is a rather complex surgical procedure that requires many instrument actions. With the LaproFlex I can reach all locations optimally without compromising my posture.”

– K. Dilen, M.D.

 

Problem

Inadequate exposure and uncomfortable posture

Sacrocolpopexy is executed deep in the pelvic area. In this small area multiple laparoscopic instrument actions are required during dissection (to free the vagina and open the peritoneum) and suturing (attaching the mesh and closing the peritoneum). Due to limited space and fixed positions of the trocar, most of the instrument actions are executed while the surgeon has a sub-optimal posture to avoid blocking the view of the laparoscope and access route for the other instruments.

“Sacrocolpopexy is a rather complex surgical procedure that requires many instrument actions. With the LaproFlex I can reach all locations optimally without compromising my posture.”

– K. Dilen, M.D.

 

Solution

Optimal tissue approach and facilitated suturing

By using the Laproflex device in the non – dominant hand, one can optimize the presentation of the tissue for suturing with a classical needleholder, also providing a more comfortable position for the surgeon and avoiding conflicts with the camera trocar.

“With the Laproflex, due to the possibility of angulation of the instrument combined with my laparoscopic experience, there is no need to use my robot for sacrocolpopexy. There is absolutely no difference in outcome but a big difference in cost.”

– K. Dilen, M.D.

 

Solution

Optimal tissue approach and facilitated suturing

By using the Laproflex device in the non – dominant hand, one can optimize the presentation of the tissue for suturing with a classical needleholder, also providing a more comfortable position for the surgeon and avoiding conflicts with the camera trocar.

“With the Laproflex, due to the possibility of angulation of the instrument combined with my laparoscopic experience, there is no need to use my robot for sacrocolpopexy. There is absolutely no difference in outcome but a big difference in cost.”

– K. Dilen, M.D.

 

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LaproFlex can also be used for:

• Sacrohysteropexie
• VASA technique
• Other specialties

K. Dilen, M.D.

Urologist at Sint-Franciscus Ziekenhuis, Heusden – Zolder, Belgium

over 15 years of experience

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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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