Single Port surgery
The single port technique originated from the discussion about new, minimally invasive operating techniques, e.g. by using natural openings in the body providing access for surgery (NOTES – Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery) and the associated “scarless operation”. The single port technique involves introducing all the instruments necessary for the specific surgical intervention into the abdomen through a single port at the navel (umbilicus). The scar produced from the port can be discretely concealed in the navel and it is no longer visible after a few weeks. This effect and the prospect of less pain, faster recovery and quicker return to the everyday routine make the single port technique increasingly attractive for many surgeons, hospitals and patients.
The following indications are carried out using single port technology in laparoscopic general and abdominal surgery:
- Laparoscopic hernia in TEP and TAPP technique
- Colon resections