Challenges

for Laparoscopic Surgery Current
Access Techniques

The most common laparoscopic surgery access techniques

“Closed – Blind” Technique

Use: Veress needle to create pneumoperitoneum

Preferred by GYNs

2 different entry points: trans-umbilical or Left Upper Quadrant (LUQ, Palmer’s point)

procedures globally

“Open” Hasson Technique

USE: Trocar to create pneumoperitoneum

Preferred by Surgeons

2 Small umbilical incisions to enter the abdomen followed by blunt trocar introduction

procedures globally

The challenges

Peritoneal access: gravest concern and leading cause of laparoscopic surgery complications

Blind Entry: access difficult without risk of injury to internal organs

First Attempt Success: operator dependent and, if unsuccessful, multiple attempts significantly increase complications

Access Time: operator dependent, complications due to time potentially life-threatening

Second Operator Required: for manual abdominal lifting

Pediatric Access: difficult

Bariatric: access remains a technical challenge

Lack of Standardization: presents safety challenges with laparoscopic access

our goal: standardization for safe laparosopic access

our goal: standardization for safe laparoscopic access

Laparoscopic Surgery Complications

Complications of access entry include
(through Veress needle or trocar)

  • Hollow or solid viscus perforation
  • Abdominal wall or major vessel injury
  • Incisional hernia
  • Peritoneal tumor cell implantation

Solution 1

LevaLap™ 1.0

Laparoscopic Surgery Access Device for Veress needle Introduction Single Use, Disposable Device

LevaLap™ Addresses the Current Challenges in GYN/Veress Needle Laparoscopic Surgery Access, as it Aims to Standardize by:

  • Facilitating a safer and more successful access
  • Facilitating access at the 1st attempt
  • Eliminating the need of a 2nd operator during surgery access
  • Allowing rapid access time
  • Increasing patient safety

Setting the standard for laparoscopic access