“Normally, we would have performed a thoracotomy, the most painful incision we make, and make another incision on the neck as well to access the tumor. The articulating tips of the Autonomy™ Laparo-Angle™ instruments enabled a level of access and control that traditional rigid laparoscopic instruments can’t achieve in the apex of the chest.”

Bradley Linden,MD,

Director of Minimally Invasive and Computer Assisted Pediatric Surgery

Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

General Surgery: Single Port / Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

With traditional instrumentation, the surgeon is highly dependent on precise trocar placement. Still, some spaces remain difficult to access laparoscopically regardless of trocar location, such as mobilizing bowel in deep, narrow pelvic space in low anterior resection. Autonomy™ Laparo-Angle™ Articulating Instrumentation provides the visualization, access and control needed meet the clinical challenges of difficult laproscopic procedures.

Single port surgery utilizes a single incision in the belly button, versus multiple punctures, significantly reducing pain and scarring.  Performing single incision procedures with straight laparoscopic instruments however often compounds the traditional challenges of visualization, access and control. With seven degrees of freedom, full articulation, a tip that rotates 360 degrees and a handle that can lock at any angle and rotate, Autonomy enables surgeons to overcome these challenges without compromise - and all with one hand.

Single incision laparoscopic surgery enables laparoscopic surgeons to offer patients "scarless" surgery while eliminating the discomfort from multiple incisions.


Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) Cholecystectomy Procedures and Commentary:

Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Chief, UC Irvine, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery

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