Improved visualisation of the surgical field increases accuracy. Deflectable tip technology allows confident positioning of a stapler device, safer adhesiolysis, easier introduction of ports under true visual control among other things.
Surgical procedures for pathologies of the lower gastro-intestinal tract, such as colon cancer or inflammatory diseases, include laparoscopic or laparoscopically-assisted small bowel and/or colonic or colorectal resection and reconstruction.
Most of these types of resections and procedures can be performed through a laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) approach, conferring a number of benefits such as a superior cosmetic result and reduced pain.
For both conventional laparoscopy and LESS, quality imaging is necessary for clear visualisation of the surgical field during the procedure, especially in crucial areas such as while dissecting and positioning a stapler in the pelvic area.
It is also important to use a reliable energy device for safe vessel sealing and dissection. Options that combine bipolar HF energy and ultrasonic technology enable vessel sealing and dissection without the need to exchange instruments, thus increasing the efficiency of the procedure and enabling complete vascular control without the need for additional clips or separate dissecting instruments.
The superior quality imaging system VISERA ELITE combined with 5mm or 10mm HD deflectable tip videolaparoscopes, enables optimal visualisation of the surgical field during laparoscopic surgery.
The Thunderbeat haemostatic dissection device combines advanced bipolar HF energy for safe vessel sealing and ultrasonic technology for fast and convenient dissection. A full range of reusable atraumatic laparoscopic hand instruments is available from Olympus to facilitate colorectal surgery.
Devices designed to both seal vessels and perform ultrasonic dissection reduces instrument exchanges and improves the flow of the procedure by improving 'economy of movement'.
The LESS approach confers benefits to the patient of reduced scarring and potentially reduced postoperative pain and trocar related complications.