Motorized scope positioner for solo thoracoscopic surgery

Dominique Gossot, Walid Abid, Agathe Seguin-Givelet1


We report the benefit of a robotized endoscope positioner (Viky®, Endocontrol) during video-assisted thoracic surgery procedures. This system is in use in our department for 2 years. It provides a stable view of the operating field and eliminates camera shake. It helps make thoracoscopic procedures more ergonomic with less physical discomfort for the surgeon by saving movements, gaining fluidity and it results in enhanced precision.