Single Site (LESS) Appendectomy

Laparoscopic appendectomy through a single umbilical incision is an emerging approach as an alternative to the more traditional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy. Laparo-endoscopic single site surgery (LESS) is made possible by using a multi-instrument access port, such as the TriPort 15 Access System, which allows up to three instruments to be used simultaneously through a single 1.5 cm incision in the umbilicus.  The new 10/12 mm reducer cap for the 15 mm valve allows for use of a surgical stapler often used during LESS appendectomy.