Scientific Publications

Virtual Ports is committed to developing internally-anchored solutions that assist laparoscopic surgeons in bettering patient outcomes through more efficient procedures. The following peer-reviewed scientific publications provides important information and data pertaining to Virtual Ports’ proprietary MicroAnchoring™ Technology and its contribution to the field of laparoscopic surgery.


  1. Clinical experience with a port-free internal liver retractor in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
    Shimizu H, Batayyah E, Rogula T. Obes Surg. 2014 Mar;24(3):478-82.


  1. A novel totally internal laparoscopic liver retractor.
    Elazary R, Kedar A, Shussman N, Abu-Gazala M, Khalaileh A, Faroja M, Rivkind AI, Mintz Y. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2013 Dec;23(6):e222-4.
  2. Single-port Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: toward a less invasive procedure with the same surgical results and a better cosmesis.
    Morales-Conde S, Rubio-Manzanares Dorado M, Barranco A, Alarcón I, Pereira JL, García-Luna PP, Socas M. Surg Endosc. 2013 Nov;27(11):4347-53
  3. Broad clinical utilization of NOTES: is it safe?
    Horgan S, Meireles OR, Jacobsen GR, Sandler BJ, Ferreres A, Ramamoorthy S, Savides T, Katagiri T, Dotai T, Sedrak M, Majid SF, Nijhawan S, Talamini MA. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jun;27(6):1872-80. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2736-z. Epub 2013 Mar 12
  4. Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia in children: a simple, safe, and inexpensive technique.
    Leinwand MJ, Elgamal MH. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013 Apr;23(4):383-6


  1. Internal retraction in single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Initial experience and learning curve.
    Steinemann DC, Limani P, Clavien PA, Breitenstein S. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2012 Oct 4.
  2. Consensus statement of the consortium for LESS cholecystectomy.
    Ross S, Rosemurgy A, Albrink M, Choung E, Dapri G, Gallagher S, Hernandez J, Horgan S, Kelley W, Kia M, Marks J, Martinez J, Mintz Y, Oleynikov D, Pryor A, Rattner D, Rivas H, Roberts K, Rubach E, Schwaitzberg S, Swanstrom L, Sweeney J, Wilson E, Zemon H, Zundel N. Surg Endosc. 2012 Oct;26(10):2711-6. Epub 2012 Aug 31.


  1. Minimally invasive single-site surgery for the digestive system: A technological review.
    Dhumane PW, Diana M, Leroy J, Marescaux J. J Min Access Surg 2011 Jan;7(1):40-51.
  2. Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: lessons learned for success.
    Shussman N, Schlager A, Elazary R, Khalaileh A, Keidar A, Talamini M, Horgan S, Rivkind AI, Mintz Y. Surg Endosc. 2011 Feb;25(2):404-7. Epub 2010 Jul 7.
  3. Randomized clinical trial of laparoendoscopic single-site versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
    Bucher P, Pugin F, Buchs NC, Ostermann S, Morel P. Br J Surg. 2011 Dec;98(12):1695-702.


  1. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery Cholecystectomy using a novel retraction device.
    Teoh A YB, Wong J SW, Chiu P WY, Lai P BS, Ng E KW. Surgical Practice. 2010 Aug;14:118–119
  2. Single umbilical incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: initial experience of the Coelio Club.
    Bokobza B, Valverde A, Magne E, Delaby J, Rubay R, Bellouard A, Dabrowski A, Framery D, Desfachelle JP, Prieur E, Hauters P. J Visc Surg. 2010 Aug;147(4):e253-7.
  3. Providing more through less: current methods of retraction in SIMIS and NOTES cholecystectomy.
    Schlager A, Khalaileh A, Shussman N, Elazary R, Keidar A, Pikarsky AJ, Ben-Shushan A, Shibolet O, Horgan S, Talamini M, Zamir G, Rivkind AI, Mintz Y. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jul;24(7):1542-6. Epub 2009 Dec 25
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