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Device to Assist With Abdominal Access During Laparoscopic Surgery

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and ease of use of a trocar placement access device (TPAD) to assist with obtaining peritoneal access with a Veress needle, and for placing a primary trocar, during laparoscopic surgery.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

James Lau

Collaborator: TauTona Group


  • Device: Trocar Placement Assist Device (TPAD)




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Age >/= 18

   - Scheduled for laparoscopic surgery

   - Able to understand and willing to sign a written informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Age < 18

   - Any situation where blind, peri-umbilical passage of a Veress needle is

   - Any situation where patients have suspected or confirmed intra-abdominal adhesions
   involving the peri-umbilical abdominal wall.

   - Any situation where patients have a suspected or confirmed umbilical hernia or
   peri-umbilical ventral hernia.

   - Any situation where there is not intact, uncompromised skin of the peri-umbilical
   region where the device is to be placed.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Study Team
Not Recruiting