McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM
Superior visualization. Precise, light-guided dissection. Confident manipulation.
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Introduction

The McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM  is the only illuminated uterine manipulator that allows intuitive manipulation of the uterus while providing superior visualization of the fornices for precise colpotomy incisions.  

Supported Procedures 

Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH)
Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Uterine Suspension

Indications for Use

U.S.
Outside U.S

The McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM is intended for use as a uterine manipulator in laparoscopic hysterectomy surgical procedures to identify the vaginal fornices and manipulate the uterus.

The McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM is not available outside of the United States.

Features & Benefits

The McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM has several key features and benefits that distinguish it as the leading uterine manipulator.

ILLUMINATED CUP

Illumination seal provides clear visibility of anatomical landmarks when used in conjunction with our reusable FS® LIGHT GUIDE.

OCCLUSION

Baffled vaginal occluder maintains pneumoperitoneum.

MANIPULATION

Our ergonomic handle allows intuitive manipulation for anatomic tissue tensioning and uterine mobilization.

REUSABLE FORNISEE® SOUND

The reusable FORNISEE® Sounds with rotational anchor readily facilitates manipulation and specimen removal.

Cervical cup fits neatly over cervix, delineates the vaginal fornices, and provides incision ridge during colpotomy
Multiple cups available in 30mm, 35mm, 40mm
Illuminated seal on cervical cup provides clear visibility of anatomical landmarks during colpotomy
FS® LIGHT GUIDE enables precise, light-guided dissection and superior visibility
Superior manipulation exposes broad ligaments, bladder flap, and uterine blood vessels and colpotomy
Directs uterus away from ureters
FS® SOUND provides both retroflexion for anterior colpotomy dissection as well as anteflexion for posterior colpotomy dissection
Left lateral displacement for right lateral colpotomy and right uterine artery
Videos

Watch videos of the McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM in use.

Device Anatomy

McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM

The McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM is the only illuminated uterine manipulator that allows intuitive manipulation of the uterus while providing superior visualization of the fornices and precise colpotomy incisions.  

Ordering

Options and specifications for ordering. Select your region.

U.S.
Outside U.S
6cm FS® SOUND
1 Reusable Device
110056
8cm FS® SOUND
1 Reusable Device
110058
10cm FS® SOUND
1 Reusable Device
110105
12cm FS® SOUND
1 Reusable Device
110106
6cm, 8cm, 10cm, 12cm FS® SOUNDS
Set of 4 Reusable Devices
110112
FS-30 FS® DEVICES
FS-30 (30mm Distal Cup) - Box of 6 Single Patient Use Devices
110030
FS-35 FS® DEVICES
FS-35 (35mm Distal Cup) - Box of 6 Single Patient Use Devices
110035
FS-40 FS® DEVICES
FS-40 (40mm Distal Cup) - Box of 6 Single Patient Use Devices
110040
FS-30 , FS-35, FS-40 FS® DEVICES
COMBO Box of 6 Single Patient Use Devices - 2 of each size
110029
FS® LIGHT GUIDE
1 Reusable Fiberoptic Cable
Manufactured by : Fiberoptics Technology, Inc., Pomfret, CT 06258
100025
PNEUMOSTOP® DEVICE
6 Shelf Boxes
(3 Devices per Shelf Box)
18 Devices per Ship Box)
110200
PNEUMOSTOP® PLUS DEVICE
6 Shelf Boxes
(3 Devices per Shelf Box)
18 Devices per Ship Box)
110230
Resource Center

Downloadable resources for the McCarus-Volker FORNISEE® SYSTEM. Select your region to view available documents.

Supporting References
The McCarus-Volker ForniSee®: A Novel Trans-illumination Colpotomy Device and Uterine Manipulator for use in Conventional and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Melissa M. Gutierrez, MD; Jasmine D. Pedroso, MD; David L. Howard, MD, PhD; K. Warren Volker, MD, PhD; Steven D. McCarus, MD, FACOG. Surg Technol Int. 2017 Jul 25;30:191-196.
The McCarus Hysterectomy Technique: 20 Years Experience - Lessons Learned
Steven D. McCarus, MD, FACOG; Jessie H. Evans. Surg Technol Int. 2018 Nov 11;33:207-214.