Current problems in laparoscopic surgery
Steerable instruments enable you to:
Continuous adequate exposure of your target area
Work around an organOptimal approach of the target area
The end-effector of the LaproFlex can reach around an organ as it can be steered without changing the shaft angle and without disrupting the workflow.
Work around instrumentsOptimal assistance to your active instrument
The LaproFlex enables you to work around your active instrument as the shaft can be placed out of its pathway, while still presenting the target tissue as needed and safeguarding adequate exposure.
Examples: Facilitated dissecting and suturingUsers experience an added value when dissecting and suturing
DissectingFree working path when dissecting
During dissection, the tissue can be grabbed optimally while the tip of the LaproFlex is kept away from the working path of the active instrument and the scope view.
SuturingOptimal approach needle to needle holder
During suturing, the needle can be easily grabbed and presented to the needle holder in an optimal position. Also knot tying is facilitated.
Video of the advantages of steerability in laparoscopic surgery
This video of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy shows the freedom in obtaining adequate exposure of the target area as you can work around organ structures and/or around the active instrument (monopolar hook in this case). Please notice that the shaft of the LaproFlex is continously positioned out of the scope view and away from the instrument path, which is possible due to the steerability of the LaproFlex.
LaproFlex enables surgeons to maintain ergonomic posture during surgery
The unique combination of the axial handle of the LaproFlex and steerability enables you to keep your hands low and your arms relaxed along your body. Only small movements of your wrist are required to reach the complete abdominal cavity. This enables you to keep a straight posture and even to be seated while doing your procedure.
Straight postureBend your instrument, not your body
The surgeon does not have to bend to reach the LaproFlex as trocars can be placed closer to the surgeon and still have the same approach to the target area, due to steerability of the tip.
Seated surgeryExperience one of the main benefits of robotic surgery
The surgeon can execute the procedure while seated as trocars can be placed closer to the surgeon, due to steerability of the tip.
Experience the benefits of the LaproFlex yourself
Our team is looking forward to helping you experience the benefits of our LaproFlex steerable instruments. Before using the instruments during surgery, we offer a short training, both offline and online. More about our training options.
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