“This procedure requires usually 3 to 4 ports to perform laparoscopically because of the tissue dissection and suturing involved, however our new approach allows us to perform the entire procedure through one incision in the belly button. Autonomy™ Laparo-Angle™ enables development of “scar-less” surgeries, and the single port laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is a great example of this enabling power. These devices make single-port surgery viable, even in the most complex cases. Making sacrocolpopexy and other similar procedures less invasive and virtually scar-less is a great benefit to patients.”

Jihad Kaouk, MD

Associate professor and Director of Robotic Urologic Surgery

Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Minimally Invasive Surgery with No Visible Scar - Single Port / Single Incision Laparoscopy
Autonomy™ Articulating Instrument takes the concept of minimally invasive surgery to a whole new level.  The case for Single Port Laparoscopy / Single Incision Laparoscopy is compelling – one incision through the umbilicus instead of four or five…no visible scar, i.e., “scarless surgery.”  Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is the next logical advance in MIS offering the potential of more rapid recovery and fewer post-surgical complications with fewer incisions. And Autonomy™ Articulating Instrument offers surgeons the maneuverability, control, and access that they currently enjoy with conventional laparoscopic surgery.

Whether you are performing a traditional or advanced Single Incision laparoscopic procedure, the Autonomy Comfort Handle offers unmatched advantages. These include "angle" locking mechanism, axial rotation, and a complete seven degrees of freedom for unparalleled access, superior manipulation of tissue, and easy triangulation in even the most challenging cases. With the Next Generation Autonomy Comfort Handle, performing procedures precisely and comfortably with one hand just got easier.

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

Video Publications:

Don J. Selzer
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Clarian Bariatric Center
Woo-Jung Lee, M.D.
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Tony DiSciullo, Peter Rosenblatt
Division of Urogynecology
Mount Auburn Hospital

Laparoscopic Single-Incision Supracervical Hysterectomy with Transcervical Morcellation

Prof. Hyun Koo Kim, M.D.
Korea University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Woong Kyu Han, M.D. and Hwang Gyun Jeon, M.D.
Department of Urology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Jihad Kaouk, Georges-Pascal Haber, Raj Goel, Mihir Desai, Raymond Rackley, Courtney Moore, Jeffrey Palmer, Inderbir Gill
Cleveland Clinic
Benjamin R. Lee, Ugur Boylu, Mathew Oommen, Gordon Fifer, Raju Thomas
Department of Urology
Tulane University School of Medicine
Benjamin R. Lee, Ugur Boylu, Mathew Oommen, Raju Thomas
Department of Urology
Tulane University School of Medicine


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