Improved visualisation of the surgical field increases accuracy, especially when a LESS approach is adopted.
Specific types of liver resection are amenable to the LESS approach and this advance in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery has been supported by leading surgeons and publications. Laparoscopic pancreas tail resections are routinely performed laparoscopically and this technique can even be used for the head of the pancreas and ensuing reconstructions.
Laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) cholecystectomy, is frequently performed with improved clinical results over conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy, such as reduced postoperative pain and improved cosmetic outcome.
For LESS, quality imaging is necessary for clear visualisation of the surgical field during the procedure.
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.
All types of laparoscopic liver surgery and laparoscopic resections of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder are supported by Olympus equipment. The TriPort+ enables conventional 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy to be fully replicated in a LESS approach. The VISERA ELITE imaging system combined with 5mm or 10mm HD deflectable tip videolaparoscopes, enables clear visualisation during surgery. The Thunderbeat haemostatic energy device combines advanced bipolar HF energy for safe vessel sealing and ultrasonic technology for fast and convenient dissection. A full range of reusable laparoscopic hand instruments is available for a range of procedures including gallbladder removal.
Devices that both seal and dissect reduce instrument changes and improve the flow of procedures. The seal mode allows accurate and effective haemostasis.
TriPort+ allows simultaneous use of three instruments and a laparoscope. Quadport+ enables stapler use. Both ports have wound protection capabilities.