The key benefits of the LiVac device.
- The suction of the LiVac Retractor causes the liver to cohere to the diaphragm during surgery, thereby allowing access to the organs below and minimising trauma to the liver.
- The suction tubing exits alongside existing ports, hence no additional incisions are required.
- Liver retraction is achieved in upper gastro intestinal surgeries without additional incisions and thereby minimising trauma to the patient.
- While the device will find broad application in multi-port laparoscopic surgeries a major benefit is that it is also especially suited to single port laparoscopic surgeries.
All other retraction methods involve pushing the under-surface of the liver upwards, towards the diaphragm and either require a separate incision or port, or are cumbersome to use.