We use cookies to offer you an optimal experience on our website. By browsing our website, you accept the use of cookies.

You must be logged in to watch this video. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!

Single port appendectomy using the EK glove port: a cost-effective innovation

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2011;11(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3399

Ask a question to the author

You must be logged in to ask a question to authors. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!
  • 10804
  • 63
  • 2011-10-15
Share it
Single port laparoscopic surgery has emerged to enhance the cosmetic benefits and to decrease morbidity in minimally invasive surgery. However, this technique requires a specialized multichannel port (to introduce the laparoscope and instruments) which is very costly and not affordable for the majority of the population. We have improvised a single port access system using readily available materials like surgical gloves, the rigid plastic ring, the inner flexible ring and conventional laparoscopic trocars (the EK Port) with no added cost for the patient. This also eliminates the need for an Alexis® wound retractor. We have performed about 130 single port surgeries since September 2009 using this technique without any complications.