Philip R. Schauer, Sayeed Ikramuddin, James D. Luketich

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Minilaparoscopy is an emerging aspect of laparoscopic surgery involving the use of miniaturized scopes and instruments to further reduce perioperative morbidity and enhance cosmesis. Recent improvements in optical technology and instrument design have enabled relatively broad applications of minilaparoscopy to include diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Early results suggest that minilaparoscopic procedures in the hands of experienced laparoscopic surgeons appear to be similarly safe and effective with minimally perceptive scarring. Although promising, clear advantages in reducing perioperative pain and morbidity have yet to be determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-31
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Innovation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Microendoscopic surgery
  • Microimaging
  • Microinvasive surgery
  • Microlaparoscopy
  • Minilaparoscopy
  • Needlescopic surgery


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