During a laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, traditionally four incisions are made. One is for the Laparoscope, two ports are the operating ports and one port is to hold the gallbladder to expose the Calot’s Triangle that needs to the Cauterized to separate the gallbladder from the liver. The Endo retractor was designed by Lata Chawla, with BETiC and under the guidance of Dr. Rasik Shah to hold the gallbladder in place. This device eliminated one port and human assistance required during the surgery
As the Endo retractor in itself is an innovative design there were no specific devices used to deploy it. A crude set of devices and a lengthy procedure were used to test and validate the device. As the device is soon to be launched into the market, the need to have a sophisticated deployer device arose.