Disposable Laparoscopic Graspers

Disposable Laparoscopic Graspers

Disposable laparoscopic graspers are essential tools used in minimally invasive surgery for holding, manipulating, and retracting tissues and organs. These single-use instruments are designed to ensure sterility, convenience, and reliability, making them vital in various laparoscopic procedures.

Handle Options

Ratchet handle A (1st image)
Ratchet handle B (2nd image)
Ratchet handle B without plug (3rd image)

Available as
Cinch grasper 3mm, 330mm
Cinch grasper 3mm, 220mm
Cinch grasper 5mm, 330mm
Cinch grasper 5mm, 430mm

17mm fenestrated grasper 5mm, 330mm
17mm fenestrated grasper 5mm, 430mm
22mm fenestrated grasper 5mm, 330mm
22mm fenestrated grasper 5mm, 430mm
35mm fenestrated grasper 5mm, 330mm
35mm fenestrated grasper 5mm, 430mm

Allis grasper 5mm, 330mm
Allis grasper 5mm, 430mm

Blunt jaw grasper 5mm, 330mm
Blunt jaw grasper 5mm, 430mm

Rat teeth grasper 5mm, 330mm
Rat teeth grasper 5mm, 430mm

Babcock grasper 5mm, 330mm
Babcock grasper 5mm, 430mm

Salpinx grasper 5mm, 330mm
Salpinx grasper 5mm, 430mm

Groce Olmi grasper 5mm, 330mm
Groce Olmi grasper 5mm, 430mm

Components and Design

  1. Jaws: The tip of the grasper, which comes in different shapes (e.g., fenestrated, toothed, smooth) to accommodate various surgical tasks.
  2. Shaft: A long, slender, insulated shaft that allows the surgeon to reach internal organs and tissues through small incisions.
  3. Handle: Ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip and precise control, often with a locking mechanism to hold tissues securely.
  4. Articulation Mechanism: Some models have mechanisms that allow for rotational or angled movement to enhance access and maneuverability.


  • Tissue Manipulation: Holding and manipulating tissues during laparoscopic procedures.
  • Retraction: Retracting tissues to provide better visibility and access to the surgical site.
  • Specimen Retrieval: Grasping and removing tissue samples or small specimens.
  • Foreign Body Removal: Extracting foreign bodies from the body cavity.


  1. Sterility: Each grasper is sterile-packed, reducing the risk of infection and cross-contamination.
  2. Convenience: Eliminates the need for cleaning and sterilization, saving time and resources.
  3. Cost-Effectiveness: Reduces costs associated with instrument reprocessing and potential damage from repeated sterilization.
  4. Precision: Consistent performance with each use, ensuring reliable grasping and manipulation of tissues.
  5. Safety: High level of safety and reliability in each use.


  1. Preparation: The surgical area is prepared, and the patient is positioned appropriately. The appropriate laparoscopic ports are placed.
  2. Insertion: The grasper is introduced into the body cavity through a trocar or laparoscopic port.
  3. Operation: The surgeon uses the grasper to hold, manipulate, and retract tissues as required by the procedure.
  4. Completion: After use, the grasper is removed from the body cavity.
  5. Disposal: The grasper is disposed of in a sharps container or according to hospital protocols for biohazardous waste.

Types and Variations

  1. Jaw Designs:
    • Fenestrated: Jaws with openings, providing a secure grip on tissues while allowing for visibility.
    • Toothed: Jaws with teeth for a stronger grip on tougher tissues.
    • Smooth: Jaws without teeth for handling delicate tissues without causing damage.
    • Atraumatic: Jaws designed to minimize tissue trauma during manipulation.
  2. Handle Designs:
    • Standard Handle: Traditional handles with finger loops for control.
    • Ergonomic Handle: Designed for improved comfort and control during long procedures.
  3. Articulating Graspers: Allows for flexible movement and better access to challenging areas within the body.

Examples of Procedures Using Disposable Laparoscopic Graspers

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Removal of the gallbladder, requiring manipulation and retraction of the gallbladder and surrounding tissues.
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Removal of the appendix, involving manipulation and retraction of the appendix and surrounding tissues.
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus, necessitating manipulation and retraction of uterine tissues.
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy: Removal of a portion of the colon, requiring manipulation and retraction of the bowel and surrounding tissues.
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Removal of fibroids from the uterus, involving precise manipulation and retraction of fibroid tissue.

Clinical Considerations

  1. Size and Length: Selecting the appropriate size and length of the grasper based on the specific procedure and the surgical site.
  2. Jaw Type: Choosing the right jaw design (fenestrated, toothed, smooth, atraumatic) depending on the tissue type and surgical task.
  3. Sterility and Disposal: Ensuring proper handling to maintain sterility before use and following appropriate disposal protocols after use.
  4. Technique: Employing the correct surgical techniques to optimize the use of the grasper and achieve the best outcomes.

Disposable laparoscopic graspers are crucial tools in modern minimally invasive surgery, offering the benefits of sterility, convenience, and consistent performance. They enhance the efficiency and safety of laparoscopic procedures, contributing to improved patient outcomes and streamlined surgical processes.