Suction On the Wrong End of the Instrument? It Does Work!

Pradeep Subramanian, MS. Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Suction at the wrong end of the instrument? It does work!

Pradeep Subramanian MS, Surgical Tutor, Department of Colorectal Surgery, CMCH, Vellore, India

The Field of Laparoscopic Surgery has advanced beginning from its cautious application on basic procedures using limited technology to bold new interventions and technological innovations which has let Surgeons expand this exiting field into horizons which were unthinkable in the past.

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery has posed significant challenges to Surgeons especially with multiple port placements and the need to alter port positions during the course of the operation. This challenge has been addressed recently both by industry and Surgeons by coming up with Magnetic Ports (including the authors idea presented in the 2008 Sages Meeting at Philadelphia). As an continuation of this endeavour I am working on a instruments which can be held up on the abdominal wall with vacuum suction mechanism and its position altered with magnets which act as docks when placed on the abdominal wall from without . These ports can be moved into all quadrants and can help aid in retraction, hold camera and even work as instruments with Pulley technology (please see my next abstract).

I am developing a prototype model of instruments that use Suction on the Laptrainer developed by me simulating the vivo surface for the instrument to dock on to the abdominal wall.

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Session: Emerging Technology Poster
Program Number: ETP055
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