Laparoscopy, the inspection of the abdominal cavity with a rigid endoscope, has long been used in medicine to view abdominal and pelvic organs.

KARL STORZ was quick to realize the significance of laparoscopy. Over a period of decades the company developed a comprehensive and extremely sophisticated range of endoscopes and instruments in the fields of internal medicine, general surgery, urology, gynecology and pediatric surgery.
A large number of laparoscopic surgical procedures are now a matter of routine.

This range today comprises in excess of 5,500 products designed for specific applications and covers the entire field of laparoscopic diagnostics and surgery.