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.