Technical ReportsCompletely Intracorporeal Retraction of the Gallbladder for Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) SurgeryColon, Modesto J. MD; Telem, Dana MD; Mermelstein, Joseph BA; Weber, Kaare J. MD, FACS; Divino, Celia M. MD, FACS; Chin, Edward MD, FACSAuthor Information Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY Reprints: Edward Chin, MD, FACS, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, 5E 98 Street, Box 1259, New York, NY 10029-6574 (e-mail: [email protected]). Received November 13, 2009 Accepted August 4, 2010 Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: February 2011 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p e1-e3 doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e318200e235 Buy Metrics Abstract Laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) cholecystectomy requires a creative solution to retract the gallbladder. Transabdominal suture retraction is a commonly used technique to achieve adequate exposure of the critical structures within Calot's triangle. To avoid the multiple punctures of the gallbladder and abdominal wall required by such suture retraction, we developed a novel internal retractor specifically for use during LESS cholecystectomy. This retractor consists of a laparoscopic bulldog clamp fitted with a small metal hook, and was successfully used in a recent case of LESS cholecystectomy. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.