Fluorescence Imaging in Thoracic Surgery

OPAL1® technology for NIR/ICG with the IMAGE1 S™ camera platform

For imaging with the fluorescent dye indocyanine green (ICG)*, KARL STORZ offers brilliant FULL HD imaging of the vascular and lymphatic systems for thoracic surgery. The NIR/ICG system offers additional visualization options, especially for anatomical segment resection.

  • 5 and 10 mm telescopes with 0° and 30° directions of view available
  • Xenon-based technology (no laser safety measures necessary)
  • Switching between the white light and ICG modes possible at any time
  • Optimal illumination and contrast enhancement
  • Multidisciplinary applications, e.g., thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery, gynecology, urology as well as reconstructive surgery


*Please verify that the fluorescent dye indocyanine green is approved for the respective indication in your country.

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

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

IMAGE1 S™ 3D – A Dimension Ahead

The IMAGE1 S™ 3D camera platform provides surgeons with excellent depth perception. Furthermore, the 3D stereoscopic imaging system is particularly valuable for activities that demand a high degree of spatial perception. Thanks to the modular system design, existing 2D systems can be upgraded to 3D. 

  • 3D system featuring video endoscopes with a diameter of 10 mm and VITOM® 3D
  • Easy toggle between 3D and 2D
  • Compatible with the IMAGE1 S™ platform
  • Three innovative visualization technologies for easy tissue differentiation
  • in 2D and 3D:
    • CLARA: Homogeneous illumination
    • CHROMA: Contrast enhancement
    • SPECTRA*: Spectral color shift and switch
  • Provides type CF defibrillation protection when used with TIPCAM®1 S 3D LAP in conjunction with the IMAGE1 S™ camera control unit with CF-defib symbol on the connection port

* not for sale in the U.S.

HEINE Optical 6 mm Set

For medical 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

Basic Set for Rigid Bronchoscopy

Rigid bronchoscopy is often employed in interventions such as foreign body removal and the placement of stents as the large working channel allows work with a wide range of instruments. This is particularly essential for the management of complications such as, for example, the occurrence of hemorrhage.

For these indications, rigid bronchoscopy offers the following advantages:

  • Optimal vision
  • Large-scale biopsies
  • Good suction possibilities
  • Respiration possible

The specially designed telescope guide sheath, 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.

The optical forceps feature a new patented sheath design that simplifies handling during cleaning. The modified handle with force limitation minimizes the risk of jaw breakage.  

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

The optical forceps feature a new patented sheath design that simplifies handling during cleaning. The modified handle with force limitation minimizes the risk of jaw breakage.

RoBi® – Curved Bipolar Instruments for minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery requires particularly gentle coagulation techniques, especially in patients with pacemakers. Particularly in video-assisted thoracic surgery, distally curved, rotating instruments (ROBI®) are needed in addition to straight models due to the local anatomy.

Special Features:

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

Headlight KS70

Special Features:

  • Long service life with a battery lifespan of up to 18 hours facilitates use in the OR
  • Optimal wearing comfort due to balanced, lightweight design and ergonomic headband
  • High-performance LED in combination with liquid lens technology for optimal depth illumination
  • Luminous field can be focused using the focus ring – adjustable from 30-150 mm at a working distance of 400 mm
  • Light intensity in maximum mode is 32,000 Lux
  • (working distance 400 mm / illuminated field diameter 30 mm)

CLICKLINE Parenchymal Forceps

For easier circumnavigation of vessels and bronchi in the hilum of the lung

Both CLICKLINE parenchymal forceps are ideally suited for delicate anatomical segment resections and lobectomies in lung surgery as the geometry of the clamp is designed to allow safe dissection or circumnavigation of vessels or bronchi in the hilum of the lung. The double curved jaws and their position in relation to the sheath axis leads the instrument tip safely around the rear wall of vessels or bronchi when the sheath is rotated. These can then be sutured, ligated, clipped or closed using clip sutures and transected.

Special Features:

  • Slender jaws for dissection of vessels and bronchi
  • Double curved jaws allow circumnavigation of vessels
  • 2-part dismantling instruments fulfil the highest hygiene demands while offering the best possible variability


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*

*not for sale in US