9. Under gentle pressure
and assuring complete
visualization, the trigger
may be squeezed advancing
the blade and incising the
peritional lining. At this
point the user should apply
minimal pressure to avoid
an uncontrolled entry into
the retroperitenium.
Visiport™ PLUS
with fixation
Step by Step Guide
10. The Visiport™ PLUS obturator
should be removed, leaving
the Versaport™ PLUS
housing and fixation cannula
in position. You are now
prepared to insufflate
the abdomen.
Numerous options exist for access to the peritoneal cavity and
creation of pneumoperitoneum. Literature suggests that each of
these techniques are safe when utilized by properly
trained surgeons.
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Visiport™ PLUS Optical Trocars
Step by Step Guide
This brochure is intended to provide a description
of the application of the Visiport™ PLUS optical
trocar. Always refer to the instructions for use
included with the product for complete indications,
contraindications, warnings, and precautions.
Insufflation of the abdomen prior to the insertion
of the Visiport™ PLUS is at the discretion of the
surgeon as determined by the conditions of each
case. The potential for abdominal adhesions
or anatomical anomalies should be considered
before using this device without first establishing
1. Once assembled, the
Visiport™ PLUS may be white
balanced. The camera should
be focused and white balanced
against gauze, with care taken
to focus on the gauze and not
the clear plastic dome. This assures a clear, crisp image with
proper colors.
5. Deployment should be
slow and methodical,
and the position of the
Visiport™ PLUS must be
closely monitored as it
divides the tissue layers.
2. Once the access site has been
chosen, an incision should be
made in the skin.
6. The trocar should now
be against the midline
fascia. The trigger should
be squeezed while gentle
pressure and twisting
motions are applied.
The incision should be made
as large as the outer
diameter of the assembled
Visiport™ PLUS.
3-Way Stopcock
Blunt Clear DOME
Versaport™ Plus
Fixation cannula
3. Uniform and direct pressure
should be applied. Deployment
can be achieved using a
combination of gentle pressure
and twisting, with occasional
firing of the blade. The blade
should only be fired when the
surgeon is certain of the position
of the Visiport™ PLUS in the
abdominal wall.
7. When the fascia is completely
incised, the trocar enters the
preperitoneal space, and is
against the peritoneal lining.
The abdominal viscera may
be seen through the
peritoneal lining.
4. The blade is deployed (and
immediately retracted) when
the trigger is pulled. The
Visiport™ PLUS may be
rotated as it divides the
tissue layers.
8. Before penetrating the
peritoneal lining, it may be
helpful to adjust the angle
of approach of the
Visiport™ PLUS to avoid
contacting retroperitoneal
structures upon penetration.