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How LiVac Works

How LiVac works

Unlike most other surgical retractors, LiVac does not require a dedicated surgical incision for insertion and placement.

The LiVac Retractor is inserted through a laparoscopic incision or port and placed between either lobe of the patient’s liver and diaphragm.

The suction tubing exits the patient’s abdomen alongside a laparoscopic port and is attached to standard suction tubing, connected to regulated wall suction.

The tubing is clamped until the retractor is in position, then released.

The suction creates a vacuum which joins the liver and diaphragm together, thereby retracting either the right or left lobes of liver.