Olympus America Inc. introduces its Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) platform to perform procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and urological or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button. The platform combines Olympus and Gyrus ACMI endoscopic and laparoscopic technology with the new TriPort access system. Features of the TriPort access system include:
- The ability to be placed into the umbilical incision of 12 to 25 mm, allowing single-port access for up to 3 surgical and imaging instruments that can be either straight or bent, flexible or articulated.
- The ability for the surgeon after the procedure to remove the port and allow the natural contours of the belly button to hide the surgical incision.