Single Port surgery
The single port technique originated from the discussion about new, minimally invasive operating techniques, e.g. by using natural openings in the body providing access for surgery (NOTES - Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery) and the associated "scarless operation".
The single port technique involves introducing all the instruments necessary for the specific surgical intervention into the abdomen through a single port at the navel (umbilicus). The scar produced from the port can be discretely concealed in the navel and it is no longer visible after a few weeks. This effect and the prospect of less pain, faster recovery and quicker return to the everyday routine make the single port technique increasingly attractive for many surgeons, hospitals and patients.
The following indications are carried out using single port technology in laparoscopic general and abdominal surgery:
- Laparoscopic hernia in TEP and TAPP technique
- Colon resections
KeyPort – the reusable Single Port solution
The innovative complete system opens up fantastic technical and economic perspectives. It also offers users decisive benefits such as:
- Exceptional degrees of surgical freedom
- Modular setup
- Instruments with universal application
The triangular shape of the KeyPort trocar sleeve – the epitrochoid shape – was created in close dialog with experienced users. It permits crossing of instruments in a larger angle while also permitting parallel working. The unusual shape creates more scope for maneuver and ensures greater freedom of movement in the entire abdominal cavity.
New degrees of freedom are created in combination with DuoRotate and InLine instruments while at the same time increasing the level of precision - a new dimension in single port surgery.