EndoCAMeleon® HOPKINS® Telescope

Adjustable in Every Aspect

The variable direction of view 0° – 120° allows adjustment of the viewing direction to any OR situation. This allows ideal display of the OR site during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Special Features:

  • HOPKINS® telescope with rod lens system and a rigid 10 mm sheath
  • The variable direction of view helps prevent “levering” in the intercostal space
  • Optical control during trocar placement
  • Visual inspection during placement of stapler jaws

Bronchoscopy Instrumentation for Children

KARL STORZ offers bronchoscopy instruments that have been tailored to the anatomy of children. These include bronchoscopes in various sizes and lengths as well as optical forceps and accessories. The smallest bronchoscope allows interventions such as foreign body removal and biopsies to be performed on newborns and small children under optical control.

Special features of the bronchoscopy instrumentation:

  • Special surface treatment for optimal gliding properties of the bronchoscope sheath
  • Atraumatic bronchoscope tip for patient-friendly insertion
  • Wide range of diverse forceps for foreign body removal and biopsy

The specially designed telescope bridge, which is firmly locked onto the universal bronchoscope, simplifies camera-guided intubation and protects against rod lens breakage. This guarantees a constant view of the distal end of the bronchoscope.


An all-in-one solution for thoracic surgery and bronchoscopy

IMAGE1 S is an all-in-one solution for rigid and flexible endoscopy. The modular FULL HD camera platform allows customization to individual needs.

Special Features:

  • Modular platform for all applications:
    • Flexible bronchoscopy
    • Rigid bronchoscopy
    • Video mediastinoscopy
    • Video-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Brilliant color rendition
  • Innovative visualization technologies for diagnosis and interventions: CLARA, CHROMA and SPECTRA

Bronchoscopy Instrumentation for Stents

Full lumen bronchoscope and optical forceps for stents

Bronchial stents have a wide range of applications in interventional bronchology. A prerequisite for the placing of a stent is the use of a rigid bronchoscope. Not only does the rigid bronchoscope enable introduction of the stent, it also-if necessary-performs repositioning and extraction. KARL STORZ offers special instruments for this purpose.

Special Features:


  • Easy and steady unfolding of the stent thanks to distal 45° oblique beak
  • Round lateral holes meet the special requirements of stent placement
  • Prismatic light deflector inserted proximally ensures full use of lumen

Optical forceps for stents:

  • Movable jaw with rat tooth guarantees a secure hold
  • Stationary jaw for excavating and freeing stents with attached tissue
  • For the repositioning and removal of all conventional types of stents

Instruments for Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery

KARL STORZ offers instruments for Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) that meet the requirements of both hygiene and economic efficiency. All VATS instruments can be disassembled into two or three parts and can therefore be individually combined with various handles. The instruments and jaws have been specifically adapted to the anatomy of the thorax, offering the operating surgeons the best prerequisites for VATS procedures.
The portfolio is expanded to include reusable trocars with flexible cannulas as well as the proven KARL STORZ HOPKINS® telescopes.

Product Overview:

  • HOPKINS® telescopes with various lengths and diameters
  • Flexible and rigid trocars in 6 and 11 mm
  • CLICKLINE instruments with or without connector pins for unipolar coagulation
  • ROBI® forceps and scissors for bipolar coagulation

RoBi® – Curved Bipolar Instruments for minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Since thoracic surgery is performed in close proximity to the heart, coagulation techniques must be particularly gentle, especially in patients with pacemakers. In addition to straight models, distally curved, rotating instruments (ROBI®) that are especially adapted to the anatomical conditions of the thoracic region are used in video-assisted thoracic surgery.

Special Features:

  • Bipolar techniques allow atraumatic procedures
  • Curved sheath specially adapted for thoracoscopy
  • Easy dismantling allows simple and reliable reprocessing
  • Economical thanks to modular design

MediaFIT® – Dismantling instruments for mediastinoscopy

The 3-part dismantling MediaFit generation of forceps featuring a modular design stand out due to stability and optimized reprocessing possibilities.

Special Features:

  • Can be fully disassembled into handle, working insert and outer sheath
  • Modular design for the efficient and economical use
  • Easy and secure reprocessing

Optical Needle Holder

Intraluminal Repair of Posterior Tracheal Rupture

The optical needle holder allows minimally invasive intraluminal repair of a tracheal rupture under visual control without requiring additional surgical access.

Special Features:

  • Instrument combination of 12° HOPKINS® endoscope with needle holder
  • Optimal view of the jaws and the surgical field
  • Shortened tracheoscope offers greater freedom of movement that simplifies suturing
  • Scar-free procedure as surgical access is not required

HEINE Optical 6 mm Set

For Single-Puncture Thoracoscopy

The HEINE 6 mm set allows minimally invasive medical thoracoscopy to be performed with a technique based on the 4 mm 30° HOPKINS® telescope. With these instruments, the proven concept of mounting various working elements on the HOPKINS® endoscope could be transferred from bronchoscopy to thoracoscopy.

Special Features:

  • Powder blower for application of talc powder under visualization
  • Suction tube for fluid aspiration under optical control; also acts as a protective sheath for the HOPKINS® telescope at the start of the procedure
  • Dissection electrode for the division of adhesions without requiring a second access
  • Forceps for precise cutting of biopsies under optical control