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Highlights in Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy in Surgery, Gynecology, and Urology

The New Trocar Generation from KARL STORZ

The new trocar generation combines single-use and reusable components. In line with the KARL STORZ company philosophy, the cannulas and trocars were designed with reusable components in mind. The valve seal is intended for single use.

Special Features:

  • Ergonomic shape of the trocar ensures safe and comfortable handling during placement of the trocar
  • One-piece sealing system for single use (package of 10)
  • Minimal friction between the valve seal and the instrument
  • Considerably reduced weight and good balance thanks to the newly designed plastic trocar housing
  • Color coding for clear identification of different sizes
  • Available in the sizes 2.5 mm – 13.5 mm

New Flexible Trocar Generation

The new trocar generation from KARL STORZ has been expanded to include flexible trocars for use with curved instruments. The flexible trocar system is available in two sizes (6 mm and 11 mm) and with two different trocar types (pyramidal and conical-blunt).

Special Features:

  • Flexible cannulas for use with curved operating instruments
  • Can be combined with ROTATIP® instruments with jaw and sheath rotation
  • Ergonomic shape of the trocar ensures safe and comfortable handling during placement of the trocar
  • One-piece sealing system for single use
  • Minimal friction between the valve seal and the instrument
  • Color coding for clear identification of different sizes

CLICKline Single-use Scissors

Simply Sharp!

The new single-use scissor inserts can be combined with all reusable handles in the KARL STORZ CLICKLINE series, providing a practical solution for regular use or as a backup system.

Special Features:

  • Scissor blades are always sharp, resulting in optimal cutting effect
  • Inserts sterile-packed in individual blister packs and delivered in packages of 10 in a dispenser box
  • Proven scissor blade designs
  • Cost-effective solution: “Single-use meets reusable”
  • Color coding allows clear identification of the single-use components

Instrument Set for Minilaparoscopy

Minilaparoscopy has now become a popular surgical technique as this method – also in hybrid procedures with standard instruments (diameter 5 mm) – represents a flat learning curve for the user and enhanced cosmetic results for the patient.

Special Features:

  • Complete instrument set for minilaparoscopy (diameter 3.5 mm) available (trocars, unipolar and bipolar instruments, suction-irrigation systems, suture and ligature instruments)
  • Modular design: 3-part dismantling instruments for maximum hygiene and variability
  • Diverse combination possibilities thanks to a wide range of jaws with various outer sheaths and CLICKLINE handles
  • Additional stability due to combination with metal outer sheath
  • Rotating bipolar instruments (diameter 3.5 mm)

RoBi®

Rotating Bipolar Grasping Forceps and Scissors in sizes 3.5 mm and 5 mm

The new generation of ROBI® instruments allows precise work on tissue. The enhanced instrument design and the materials used ensure the highest mechanical stability. The new handle design with the enhanced force limiter prevents the jaws from overloading. Color coding on the forceps insert and the handle enables clear identification of the new modular ROBI® components.

Special Features:

  • Available in sizes 3.5 and 5 mm
  • Robust joint mechanism in conjunction with the force limiter ensures powerful, yet safe grasping
  • Insulated outer sheath, 360° rotating
  • Modular design for optimal cleaning
  • Wide range of jaws

IMAGE1 S

Hybrid Platform for Flexible Endoscopy in Surgery

Flexible endoscopy is becoming increasingly prevalent in general and visceral surgery. The modular IMAGE1 S camera system combines rigid (2D and 3D) as well as flexible endoscopy in one system and thus allows the use of both applications.

Special Features:

  • For use with KARL STORZ video endoscopes (video choledochoscopes, TROIDL flexible rectoscopes, colonoscopes, gastroscopes)
  • Possible to combine rigid and flexible endoscopy thanks to the modular IMAGE1 S camera platform
  • Picture-in-Picture mode enables the simultaneous display of laparoscopic and endoscopic images
  • Cost-effective solution as it eliminates the need for a second video tower

Flexible Video-Choledochoscopes

The flexible video choledochoscopes from KARL STORZ allow exploration of both the intra- and extrahepatic bile ducts as well as the surgical removal of gallstones.

Special Features:

  • “Chip-on-the-tip” technology for excellent image quality*
  • Compatible with the IMAGE1 S platform and backward-compatible to IMAGE 1 HUB™ HD
  • Menu navigation via camera head (e.g., Picture-in-Picture)
  • Minimal sheath circumference – 2.8 and 5.3 mm
  • Infinitely adjustable deflection up to 270°
  • Direct transmission of hand movements through to the distal end

KARL STORZ TROIDL SILVER SCOPE® Flexible Rectoscope

The flexible TROIDL SILVER SCOPE® rectoscope combines the fundamental advantages of flexible endoscopy with the application possibilities of rectoscopy.

Special Features:

  • Working length of 40 cm ensures easy handling
  • Up to 210° inversion improves visualization and, consequently, diagnostic and therapeutic options thanks to forward and retrograde viewing
  • Field of application especially suited for surgical conditions and procedures in the rectal area
  • Fatigue-free work thanks to ergonomically shaped control unit
  • Possibility to combine rigid and flexible endoscopy thanks to modular IMAGE1 S camera platform

Fluorescence Imaging

The near-infrared (NIR/ICG) system from KARL STORZ provides visualization beyond the tissue surface. Near-infrared (NIR) technology makes it possible to visualize the distribution of the fluorescent contrast agent indocyanine green (ICG).

Fluorescence imaging is suitable for diverse and interdisciplinary fields of application:

BLOOD: Blood vessels and blood perfusion
BILE: Bile ducts and bile leakage
LYMPH: Lymph vessels and lymph nodes, lymphatic leakage

  • Fluorescence mode with background illumination
  • Quick and easy switchover via footswitch between fluorescence and standard white light modes
  • Telescopes for endoscopic and open surgical interventions
  • In addition to 10 mm telescopes, telescopes with a diameter of 5 mm (0° and 30°) are now available
  • Optimal illumination and contrast enhancement thanks to the IMAGE1 S camera platform

NATHANSON Liver Retractors

The new NATHANSON liver retractors are particularly characterized by a large and atraumatic surface area.

Special Features:

  • Large surface area for the stable retraction of the entire liver
  • Fatigue-free retraction when used in conjunction with a mechanical holding system
  • Available in three sizes