The TriPort is the first multi-instrument-port that has been especially developed for Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site surgery – abbreviated LESS surgery. The port is inserted through a small incision that is just about 1 to 2.5 cm long. If possible, the incision is made in the umbilicus so that the residual scar will be hidden and a virtually scar-free result is achieved. Three instruments can be inserted into the abdomen simultaneously. The TriPort replaces several conventional trocars. In combination with special instruments and optics, first class surcical precision and flexibility is available to the surgens during laparoscopic porcedures.
The TriPort consists of a cuff that contains a gel-valve of 12 mm and zwo valves of 5 mm, through which optics and instruments can be inserted. There are also two Luer-connections for insufflation and smoke or steam exaust.
The retractable sleeve, that has a distal and an outer proximal ring, acts as a wound retractor. During surgery the removable sleeve allows for simple extraction of samples and the secure insertion of other surgical material like surgical thread and stents. The port fits into abdominal walls of up to 10 cm in thickness. The removal band onto the distal ring eases the extraction of the TriPort at the end of surgery.
TriPort set up
For port insertion, prepare the surgical site as usual. Either a Veress needle or a Hasson technique can be used for introducing the port. A device-specific introducer ensures safe and easy port insertion. To establish pneumoperitoneum, an insufflator is attached to the insufflation/venting valve.When the TriPort+ is inserted into the abdomen, its flexible retracting sleeve self-adjusts to varying incision lengths and abdominal wall thicknesses, thereby producing a firm grip and a gas-tight abdominal seal. This way, the TriPort+ ensures that pneumoperitoneum is maintained throughout the entire procedure.
(Source: LESS-Surgery.eu - kindly supported by Olympus Europa Holding GmbH)