The advantages of the optical trocar include:
Visiport™ Plus optical trocars are available in 11 mm and 12 mm diameters. The Visiport™ Plus optical trocar consists of an obturator with a blunt clear dome at the distal end which encloses a crescent shaped knife blade.
Optical trocars offer visualization to deliver clear tissue identification on the first entry of the tissue layer.
In a side by side comparison of the Medtronic Visiport™ PLUS and the Ethicon XCEL™* there is a difference in image clarity and distortion. Visiport™ PLUS provides controlled entry with a high definition field of view. Images below were taken with a 0° laparoscope.*
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* Image focus and white balance set as per Instructions For Use.