The Laparoscopic Retractor and Suction Device is a device for use during laparoscopic surgery in the abdominal cavity.
Inventor Vicki Jo Carrier, a surgical assistant advanced registered nurse practitioner of Hypoluxo, FL has created a retraction/suction device for use during laparoscopic surgery in the abdominal cavity.
There are a wide variety of surgical instruments used in gynecological, thoracic, laparoscopic, robotic, and similar surgeries. Two of the most common are a retractor and a suction device. The retractor is commonly used to hold the bowel out of the surgical field, while the suction device is used to remove pooling blood and fluids via suction. However, during laparoscopic surgery, these instruments must be used through very small openings in the patients skin. Currently there is an open ended hard metal suction irrigator which can cause damage to the bowel by retracting with it, or suctioning tissue that occludes the open tip. There is also an expandable retractor, but when it is removed to perform suction, exposure is lost. Inventor Carrier has created a means by which the functions of retraction and suction can be performed by a single device, without these issues.
This clever new invention is used through laparoscopic openings. It provides for increased patient care. It is strong and durable. It has an ergonomic non-slip handle. The device is easy to manufacture. The use of the Laparoscopic Retractor and Suction Device provides increased functionality and patient health in a manner that is not only quick, easy, and effective, but safe as well.