Karl Storz says it has received ‘global recognition’ for its modular endoscopic imaging system, IMAGE1 S, which now features a new module designed for use with a fully autoclavable distal sensor scope, TIPCAM 1 S 3D.
This provides a full HD 3D view to further optimise the surgeon’s view of challenging anatomical areas during complex minimally invasive surgeries, particularly enhancing depth perception. Jafaru Abu, a leading consultant gynaecological surgeon with a major interest in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery, who has an NHS practice in Nottingham, and consults for a nearby private hospital equipped with a Karl Storz OR1 integrated theatre. recently purchased the IMAGE1 S system to support his work advancing lymph node dissection research and developing advanced laparoscopic techniques. He said: “I am able to do a more detailed and finer radical dissection with my 3D camera.”
Since the 3D system’s arrival, Mr Abu has used it in numerous gynaecological cases, including a total laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy and omentectomy, and for complex cases such as a total laparoscopic radical trachelectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy. He believes it offers ‘significant advantages’ over the standard HD system. Anatomical images are clearer and more detailed – including those of vascular anatomy – and there is better spatial awareness during surgery.
Consequently, he has been able to preserve the hypogastric and splanchnic nerves during radical hysterectomies and trachelectomies, which can reduce the risk of sexual dysfunction and bladder atony in patients.