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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery: Techniques and Tips

Robert V. Rege, MD, Reviewer
Arch Surg. 1998;133(8):909. doi:.
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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery: Techniques and Tips is a guide for laparoscopic surgeons who wish to advance their laparoscopic skills. The book emphasizes avoidance of the pitfalls experienced by the early surgeons who developed advanced laparoscopic procedures. Each chapter contains simple, practical information about performing laparoscopic procedures. Directions for positioning the patient, deploying the surgical team, and location of trocars on the abdominal wall are well described and illustrated using clear, black-and-white diagrams. The general principles of hemostasis, correct use of irrigation and suction devices, and methods of intracorporeal and extracorporeal knot tying are discussed, and maneuvers to improve operative exposure and control intraoperative hemorrhage are carefully explained. Surgeons who read this book will find the described maneuvers to be useful, if applied appropriately, in avoiding unnecessary conversion to open operation.


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