Inspection of the abdominal cavity with a rigid endoscope during laparoscopic procedures has long been used in medicine to view abdominal and pelvic organs. KARL STORZ has developed a comprehensive and extremely sophisticated array of endoscopes and instruments for various applications associated with internal medicine, general surgery, urology, gynecology and pediatric surgery. In fact, a large number of laparoscopic surgical procedures are now a matter of routine. Today, this range comprises more than 5,500 products designed for specific applications and covers the entire field of laparoscopic diagnostics and surgery, including products adapted to meet the needs of bariatric and pediatric surgery. Among these applications are some of the most advanced new approaches:
•Single-site surgical access
•Bipolar dissection and cutting
•New suturing and ligature methods
Bariatric and morbidly obese patients can pose a range of difficulties during laparoscopic procedures. These begin with challenges encountered in airway management, as well as problems that can arise while performing surgery and when closing. KARL STORZ offers extended-length laparoscopes and instrumentation designed specifically for use during bariatric procedures. Products include specially designed and extended-length instrumentation, trocars, access systems and telescopes that combine comfort and ergonomics with secure handling to ensure proper positioning and functionality during procedures. Our fiberscopes and video laryngoscopes provide solutions for the most difficult tracheal intubations of obese and bariatric patients. And, our extended-length Clickline® Instruments are ideally suited to gastric bypass and banding procedures.
Because children are not just small adults, pediatric patients pose special anatomical and pathological conditions that require specialized, sophisticated instrumentation for laparoscopic procedures. KARL STORZ offers products developed for this patient group, including endoscopes and instruments designed for newborns and small children and can be used in a range of other specialties, including: