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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, now also available as a sterile version
  • 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).

The new DAPRI FLEX trocar (size 6 mm) has been added to the flexible trocar line. Thanks to the high flexibility of its sheath together with the short elastic housing, this trocar is suitable for use with instruments with a very strong curve. The distally mounted anchor ensures an optimal hold in the tissue.

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, now also available as a sterile version

KARL STORZ Smoke Evacuation Filter – The Simple and Cost-efficient Solution for Smoke-free Viewing

The KARL STORZ smoke evacuation filter, which can be used in conjunction with all trocars with a LUER-Lock connector, provides a simple and cost-effective option for removing smoke gas in a controlled fashion. With the aid of the included roller clamp, the speed at which the smoke is removed can be adapted to each respective situation. The integrated smoke evacuation filter prevents smoke gases and harmful substances from reaching the room air.

S-PILOT® – The Comprehensive and Automatic Solution for Smoke Evacuation

The S-PILOT® from KARL STORZ offers a solution for smoke evacuation which removes airborne particles quickly and easily from the abdomen to ensure clear visibility. The S-PILOT® automatically starts smoke evacuation when a connected HF unit** is activated. Alternatively, smoke evacuation can be activated independent of a HF unit.


**Compatible with: KARL STORZ AUTOCON® III 400 and several HF units from other manufacturers. More detailed information is available in ENDOWORLD® UNITS 12: S-PILOT® – The solution for smoke evacuation

EndoCAMeleon® Telescope with Variable Direction of View

The ENDOCAMELEON® HOPKINS® telescope with rod lens system and a rigid 10 mm sheath offers a variable direction of view. This allows optimal adjustment of the viewing direction to any OR situation.

Special Features:

  • Variable direction of view 0° – 90°
  • Enhanced illumination
  • Easy-to-use adjustment knob for selecting the direction of view, now with fin
  • Combines the convenient handling of the proven HOPKINS® telescope with the advantages and potential of a telescope offering various directions of view
  • Particularly suitable for use in anatomically narrow working spaces

CLICKline Working Inserts for Single Use

The new cost-efficient combination possibility for laparoscopy

A selection of CLICKLINE working inserts for single use is also available now. These new CLICKLINE single-use inserts can be combined with all reusable handles and outer sheaths (length 36 cm, diameter 5 mm). Due to the modular CLICKLINE system, the user can individually assemble the desired instrument at any time.

Special Features:

  • Selection of the most commonly used KARL STORZ CLICKLINE working inserts for single use
  • Inserts sterile-packed in individual blister packs and delivered in packages of 10 in a dispenser box
  • Diverse combination possibilities
  • "Single-use meets reusable" – a cost-efficient solution for laparoscopy

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

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 Suction and Irrigation Systems

KARL STORZ offers a wide range of suction and irrigation systems. Diverse combination possibilities for handles as well as suction and irrigation tubes can be selected to achieve the desired suction or irrigation results. The appropriate tubing systems are also available from KARL STORZ.

Special Features:

  • A broad range of suction and irrigation tubes available in various lengths and diameters allows the user to select KARL STORZ suction and irrigation systems to meet individual needs.
  • The modular system allows KARL STORZ handles to be combined with various suction and irrigation tubes as well as tubing sets.
  • Suction and irrigation systems provide powerful suction and irrigation thanks to the customary KARL STORZ high quality standards.

Discover our range of suction and irrigation systems and assemble your preferred KARL STORZ suction and irrigation system.
 

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

Surgical Sponge Holder

The surgical sponge holder from KARL STORZ is available in two different sizes (5 mm and 10 mm) and can be used for blunt exposition and dissection in laparoscopic surgery.

Special Features:

  • Easy sponge fixation (self-retaining)
  • Available in sizes 5 mm and 10 mm
  • Also suitable for blunt exposition and dissection
  • The clamped sponge can also be used intraoperatively for cleaning soiled trocar seals

KARL STORZ KOH Macro Needle Holder, dismantling

The dismantling KOH macro needle holder (diameter 5 mm) consists of three individual parts: Handle, outer sheath and working insert. A choice of six different handles and four different working inserts allows an individual configuration of the needle holder – depending on the surgeon’s preferences.

Special Features:

  • The tungsten carbide inserts ensure stable, secure holding of the needle and suture material while still being highly resistant
  • The smooth-running, precisely settable ratchet facilitates secure positioning of the needle
  • The ergonomic design of the handles allows relaxed and precise work
  • Even better cleaning results as the instrument can be dismantled into three parts: Handle, outer sheath and working insert
  • Thanks to the modular design, only the component with the defect needs to be replaced in the event of damage – an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient solution

Needle Holder with Righting Function

KARL STORZ has expanded its portfolio to include a new needle holder with a needle righting function. The needle holder offers significant time and handling advantages, especially for interrupted suturing. The needle, which is clamped flat in the needle holder, can be raised at the site by means of the rotary wheel.

Special Features:

  • Righting function for the clamped needle by turning the rotary wheel
  • The ergonomic handle design allows relaxed and precise work
  • The smooth-running, precisely settable ratchet facilitates secure positioning of the needle

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.

Special Features:

  • Available in sizes 3.5 and 5 mm
  • Robust joint mechanism in conjunction with the force limiter ensures powerful, yet safe grasping
  • Ideal in combination with the new high-end HF unit AUTOCON® III 400 with a mode specially adapted to ROBI® instruments
  • For optimal cleaning: Can be dismantled into individual components

BERCI Fascial Closure Instrument

To prevent the risk of hernia, large trocar sites should be closed after laparoscopic interventions. KARL STORZ offers a special reusable fascial closure instrument for this purpose.

Special Features:

  • A simple, cost-effective solution for trocar site closures
  • Integrated grasping forceps facilitate the passing and retrieval of sutures during wound closure
  • Another possible application in laparoscopic hernia surgery for the fixation of the synthetic mesh to the abdominal wall

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

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

TERNAMIAN EndoTIP Trocars

Primary port insertion under visual control

Special features:

  • Port insertion under visual control
  • Atraumatic insertion without obturator
  • Secure hold in the abdominal wall due to threaded sheath
  • reusable

Extraction Bags for Laparoscopic Tissue Retrieval

Special features:

  • Each extraction bag pre-packaged in an insertion aid: easy insertion through 10 mm trocar
  • Simple insertion of the extraction bag with the aid of the pusher. The trocar can then be used for other instruments
  • Self-opening extraction bag: no time-consuming opening of the extraction bag
  • Tear-resistant and transparent material: high levels of safety and protection from contamination
  • The KÖCHLI extraction bag retriever is recommended to simplify the retrieval of the extraction bag
  • Available in 3 sizes: 200 ml, 800 ml & 1500 ml

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ENDOBAG Extraction Bags

Special features:

  • Each extraction bag pre-packaged in an insertion aid: easy insertion through 10 mm trocar
  • Simple insertion of the extraction bag through the pusher. The trocar can then be used for other instruments
  • Self-opening ENDOBAG: no time-consuming opening of the extraction bag
  • Unique, patented shape: simplified retrieval of the ENDOBAG, in some cases preventing enlargement of the incision
  • Tear-resistant and transparent material: high levels of safety and protection from contamination

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