Demonstrating the Potential of Flexible Laparoscopy
The SPIDER® Surgical System was designed and launched to revolutionize single incision surgery. Unlike conventional rigid laparoscopic surgery, the SPIDER System’s catheter-based, flexible instruments and intra-abdominal triangulation capability allowed multiple instruments to be used through one incision, with the goal of facilitating fewer incisions and a fast recovery for the patient. Surgeons could utilize as many as three instruments and a small laparoscopic camera without instrument clashing or crossing hands. The system was successfully used in more than 4,000 surgeries in the U.S. and internationally.