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The Covidien access and dissection portfolio puts surgeons just where they need to be — offering a comprehensive line of access and dissection options designed to deliver optimal performance in endoscopic and laparoscopic hernia repair and other minimally invasive procedures. The path to positive clinical performance begins with precision instruments, and Covidien aims to accommodate successful procedures by supplying tools that adapt easily to the surgeon’s individual technique and to the specific anatomical needs of each patient.

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Access & Dissection Device Highlights

Preperitoneal Distention Balloon Info Sheet

Safe. Simple. Efficient.

Learn more about our preperitoneal distention balloon.

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TEP Repair of Inguinal Hernia using the Spacemaker™ Plus Dissector System and Parietex™ Mesh Video

Watch a TEP Repair of an Inguinal Hernia

See the Spacemaker™ Plus dissector system in action.

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Spacemaker™ Plus Dissector System: A Surgeon’s Step-by-Step Guide to Hernia Repair

See the Surgeon’s Guide to Hernia Repair

Find out more about the 12-step Spacemaker™ Plus dissector system technique.

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Spacemaker™ Dissection Balloon

The Spacemaker™ dissection balloon uses a distention balloon (either oval or round) to separate tissue planes, forming a discrete cavity for laparoscopic-inguinal hernia repair.

Spacemaker™ Plus Dissector System

The Spacemaker™ Plus dissector system combines a balloon dissector and an access device into a single, modular device. The dissection balloons are available in two shapes (round or oval). The access devices are available in two shapes (round or A-frame). The distention balloon (either oval or round) separates tissue planes, forming a discrete cavity for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Spacemaker™ Structural Balloon Trocar

The Spacemaker™ structural balloon trocar consists of a blunt obturator connected to a handle and a valve body assembly. The valve body assembly contains an internal flapper valve and seal to prevent gas leakage when instruments are inserted or withdrawn. The Spacemaker™ structural balloon trocar includes built-in converters to allow insertion of instruments of different diameters than the main seal. In addition, the device has an external one-way valve for gas insufflation.

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