Online Articles: Technical ReportsCost-Effective Filtrating Suction to Evacuate Surgical Smoke in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery During the COVID-19 PandemicOuzzane, Adil MD, PhD*,†; Colin, Pierre MD, PhD‡Author Information *Institut d’Urologie d’Auxerre, Polyclinique Sainte-Marguerite, Auxerre †Institut de Cancérologie de Bourgogne, Dijon ‡Service d’Urologie, Hôpital Privé la Louvière, Lille, France The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Reprints: Adil Ouzzane, MD, PhD, 5, Avenue de la Fontaine Sainte Marguerite, Auxerre 89000, France (e-mail: email@example.com). Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: October 2020 - Volume 30 - Issue 5 - p e28-e29 doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000811 Buy Metrics Abstract The wide and fast spread of COVID-19 around the world has led to a dramatic increase in the need for protection products both for carers and for populations. Surgical team protection includes a systematic screening of patients, wearing protection devices by all the operating staff, and adequate management of aerosols. The risk of aerosol dispersal is particularly high during laparoscopic and robotic surgeries due to the interaction between circulating CO2 and surgical smoke that may contain small viral particles. To decrease the risk of virus transmission, many recommendations have been implemented including the use of integrated insufflation devices comprising smoke evacuation and filtration mode. Such devices are lacking in many centers around the world and to overcome this urgent unmet need, we designed a cost-effective filtrating suction as a more readily available alternative. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.