The trend toward less invasive procedures that are gentle on patients is leading to an increasing demand for instruments with minimized diameter. Minilaparoscopy offers the cosmetic advantages of single port surgery without the associated disadvantages and risks arising from complex operating procedures and long learning curves. It is an interdisciplinary procedure which can be used in laparoscopic surgery, gynecology and urology.

Access ports with an external diameter of 3.5 mm with deployment of appropriate instruments only leave behind very small, hardly visible scars. Furthermore, this approach keeps the trauma of the operation to a minimum so that the length of a patient's stay in the hospital can be significantly reduced. This procedure allows surgeons to retain their usual surgical technique and simply carry out interventions utilizing instruments that have a small diameter. 

ERAGONmodular mini, a new generation of three-part modular (3.5 mm) instruments were developed based on the successful ERAGONmodular concept.