Our Technology

A single VisionPort™ System Handpiece combines the laparoscope, camera, light source and access port into one instrument, providing the MIS surgeon with continuous vision while enhancing the efficiency of the entire surgical team.

A Novel Approach to Surgical Visualization


A Natural View of the Surgical Field

Multiple first-person views from two or more access ports. Learn More !

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The Challenge: Conventional laparoscopic systems require that the surgical team have a high level of dexterity and motor skills due the scope providing a single off-angle and mirror-image view, thus lengthening learning curves and limiting adoption of minimally invasive procedures.

Our Solution: Often referred to as a “gaming view”, or “first-person view”, the VisionPort™ System provides for a more natural, in-line view of the operative field through each access port, potentially lowering the skill threshold and ergonomic stress. Furthermore, and completely unique to the VisionPort™ System design, the surgical team can utilize multiple views of the operative field when incorporating two VisionPort™ devices into a procedure.

Continuous Vision

A continuous view from each VisionPort device. Learn More !

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The Challenge: When using conventional laparoscopes, the surgical team can intermittently lose sight of instrument tips, sharps and electro-cautery instruments, leading to an increased risk of patient injury. Furthermore, the scope often needs to be removed from the surgical field to clean or de-fog the lens, disrupting the view and causing delays to the procedure.

Our Solution: The VisionPort™ System provides a continuous, in-line view of at least two surgical instruments throughout an entire surgical procedure, keeping instrument tips in full view of the surgical team. The VisionPort System also incorporates a built-in lens washing system, negating the need to remove the scope from the surgical field during a procedure, thus maintaining a continuous view.

Fewer Incisions

Reduction of at least one surgical incision and access port. Learn More !

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The Challenge: When conventional laparoscopic systems are used, an incision is required in the patient for the placement of a dedicated access port through which the laparoscope is placed.

Our Solution: By incorporating visualization technology directly into the access port, the VisionPort™ System eliminates the requirement for a laparoscope and the separate dedicated incision/access port. Reducing the number of skin incisions, and thus the number of post-operative scars, may improve patient cosmesis following a surgical procedure.

 

The VisionPort enters as a trocar, functions as a laparoscope and deploys as a camera and an instrument channel.

 

Surgical Team Efficiency


Laparoscopic Surgery Simplified

Simplified equipment footprint with embedded lens cleaning system. Learn More !

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The Challenge: Only incremental changes have occurred in laparoscopic visualization technology over the past 30 years. Current MIS towers are cumbersome and expensive due to the need for multiple capital components, each having their individual repair and maintenance costs. Current system designs have also been slow to address multiple, important issues that result in unnecessary difficulty when performing minimally invasive surgery: an off-angle, mirror-image view from the scope, an intermittent loss of view of instrument tips that can lead to an increased risk of patient injury and having to regularly remove the scope from the body cavity to be cleaned or repositioned, causing the lens to ‘fog up’, limiting visibility and wasting time.

Our Solution: System combines four instruments (laparoscope, camera, light source and access port/trocar) into one device, allowing for visualization through each access port. This novel patented design provides a more natural, in-line view of the operative field, gives the surgeon more control of visualization and allows the surgical team to always have two surgical instruments in view at all times – simplifying laparoscopic surgery and potentially increasing surgical team efficiency.

Increased Surgeon Control

Surgical tech no longer required to hold and position the laparoscope. Learn More !

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The Challenge: When using conventional laparoscopic systems, the surgeon depends on the skills of a surgical assistant to hold and position the laparoscope to achieve an optimal view of the organs and the instruments being used by the surgical team.

Our Solution: The VisionPort ™ incorporates visualization technology into each access port being used by the surgeon, giving the surgeon more control over both the visual field and instruments throughout a procedure. Utilizing the VisionPort System limits the need for a surgical assistant to hold and position the laparoscope, opening up space at the operating room table and potentially decreasing the stress and complexity of the procedure.

Surgical Team Efficiency

Reduced need to reposition, clean and de-fog the scope. Learn More !

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The Challenge: When using conventional laparoscopes, the instruments being used by different members of the surgical team are not always in view. This can result in an increased risk of injury to organs, but also to the regular clashing or ‘sword fighting’ between instruments. This often leads to surgical team inefficiency and frustration. Additionally, with the need to regularly reposition the laparoscope for a different view through the various access ports, the scope is removed from the warm body to the cool air of the operating room. This often causes the lens of the laparoscope to fog, limiting visibility and taking up valuable time as the scope is removed, de-fogged and re-inserted time and time again throughout a procedure.

Our Solution: The VisionPort™ System incorporates visualization technology into each access port, eliminating the need to remove and reposition the scope to obtain different views of the surgical field. Additionally, The VisionPort™ System provides for a continuous, in-line view of at least two surgical instruments throughout an entire surgical procedure, keeping instrument tips in full view of the surgical team, potentially reducing the risk of injury to adjacent organs and reducing instrument clashing and ‘sword fighting’.

The VisionPort System facilitates more efficient minimally invasive surgical procedures with enhanced surgeon control and visualization in a smaller footprint than conventional laparoscopic systems.