SPIDER® Surgical System
The SPIDER® Surgical System is advancing minimally invasive surgery by reducing the need for multiple incisions while providing additional capabilities to surgeons. Patients who receive a SPIDER Surgical procedure may experience less scarring with the potential for limited post-operative pain and a fast recovery to normal activities. Surgeons who use the SPIDER Surgical System benefit from single site triangulation with true left and true right control over flexible, articulating instruments.
The SPIDER® Surgical System is a revolutionary surgical platform that allows many abdominal procedures to be performed through a single incision in the belly button—potentially creating a virtually scarless result. Known as SPIDER Surgery, this approach represents a significant advance in minimally invasive surgery, which has been successfully performed for decades, now referred to as the STARR Treatment.
With the STARR (surgical tiny access rapid recovery) Treatment, your gastric sleeve or other general surgery procedure is often performed though a tiny incision made in or near the belly button.
The STARR Treatment is made possible by utilizing advanced device technology—that is the width of a dime—specifically designed for a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure.
The device delivers the tools and tiny camera your surgeon needs during the procedure. When the procedure is completed, the tools and camera are retracted through the same opening.
The STARR Treatment potentially provides:
- Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure
- Rapid recovery and minimal pain
- Tiny, barely visible incision in or near the belly button
- Excellent aesthetic results