EndoGrab™ Port-Free Endocavity Retractor

Enhanced Critical View. Exceptional Tissue Access.

The EndoGrab™ Port-Free Endocavity Retractor showcases proprietary MicroAnchoring™ Technology to provide secure laparoscopic organ retraction in an exceptionally small-profile device. It is the only device designed to use an existing port to retract organs entirely from within the body cavity. The EndoGrab Retractor and organ are anchored directly to the endocavity wall, outside of the surgeon's critical view, resulting in enhanced tissue access without cluttering the laparoscopic workspace.

The EndoGrab Retractor enables surgeons to reduce the number of ports, incisions and personnel needed during laparoscopic surgery. An Applier hand instrument, used to deploy and position the EndoGrab device, is removed once the organ is retracted, leaving the port open for other uses. Operating room personnel accustomed to holding conventional retraction devices now have their hands free to perform other surgical tasks.

Virtual Ports’ MicroAnchoring technology minimizes the complications associated with conventional organ retraction(1). By using an atraumatic method to reposition the organ, the risk of organ perforation is decreased(2). As well, fewer incisions lessen the patient’s post-operative discomfort, risk of infection and recovery time. And, importantly, fewer incisions improve the aesthetic outcome for the patient.

The EndoGrab Retractor streamlines laparoscopic organ retraction to expand tissue access and visualization across a wide variety of laparoscope applications including general, bariatric, gynecologic, colorectal, oncologic, robot-assisted and single-port surgeries.

  • Reduces the number of ports, incisions and personnel needed for organ retraction
  • Reduces laparoscopic workspace clutter
  • Provides complete anterior and superior organ retraction during laparoscopic procedures
  • Minimizes complications associated with conventional organ retraction(1)

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(1)Stavros A, Pointner R, Granderath F. Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review. Surg Endosc 2011 25(2): 367-377 p. 375: “The use of anchoring sutures instead of instruments for suspension of the gallbladder also significantly affected complication rates (13.3 vs. 3.3%)”
(2)Schlager A, Khalaileh A, Shussman N, et al. Providing more through less: current methods of retraction in SIMIS and NOTES cholecystectomy. Sug Endosc 2009 24(7): 1542-1546 p.1542: “Endograb internal retractors were easy to use and were found to provide optimal retraction and exposure during these procedures without complications”

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