Designed to provide an extra hand, the Laparostat conveniently holds a laparoscopic camera static, yet allows the surgeon to manipulate it by hand with speed and accuracy. It can be closely contoured to the patient and takes up minimal space in the operative field. It can be quickly connected or disconnected to a laparoscope and does not restrict the range of motion. The Laparostat is a multi-component system consisting of the Laparostat attachment, positioning arm and rail adapter. The device is designed for use in urology, gynecology, general surgery, thoracic surgery and vascular surgery.