Patent Number: 8,795,161

Title: Button port

Abstract: In one aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical access apparatus is disclosed for positioning within an incision in tissue that includes an elongated seal member configured to removably receive at least one surgical object, and a deployment member. In another aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical access apparatus is disclosed for positioning within an incision in tissue that includes a housing configured to removably receive at least one surgical object, an elongated member, and at least one filament. A method of percutaneously accessing an underlying surgical work site using a surgical apparatus is also disclosed.

Inventors: Carter; Sally (Wallingford, CT)

Assignee: Covidien LP

International Classification: A61B 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018