Access to the peritoneal cavity

Crystal T. Schlösser, Sayeed Ikramuddin

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Inherent in all minimally invasive surgery is acquiring safe, efficient, and cost-effective access to the cavity of interest. Bariatric surgery presents some challenges for achieving peritoneal access because of the patient's body habitus, limitations of the current equipment, and comorbidities. The goals of access include excellent abdominal exposure, ingress for instruments, egress of specimens, and minimization of complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780387680583
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


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