Evaluation Background: Laparoscopic Insufflators
December 10, 2015 | Evaluations & Guidance
Here's background for our Evaluation of laparoscopic insufflators, outlining the key considerations for making wise purchasing decisions. We describe how the technology is used, what factors we test for, and which product specs are important and why. We also report on hospitals' interest in each manufacturer, typical costs of ownership, and more.
Laparoscopic insufflators deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) gas into the peritoneal cavity, which is enclosed by a membrane that forms the lining of the abdomen. The gas is delivered at a predetermined, controlled pressure to create and maintain a working space—known as the pneumoperitoneum—to facilitate laparoscopic surgical procedures.
These devices are used by laparoscopic surgeons—including gynecologists, urologists, and general surgeons—during laparoscopic procedures such as: