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    A New ‘Minilaparoscopy’ May Emerge, Thanks to Better Instrumentation

    by Monica J. Smith New York—When minilaparoscopy debuted in the mid-1990s, it failed to gain ground largely due to limitations of the instruments, which lacked durability and insulation for electrocautery and had a tendency to bend under pressure. But recently, development of a new generation of 2- to 3-mm instruments has resurrected interest in the […]

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    Debunking five myths about minilaparoscopy

    By Alice Goodman NEW YORK – The next big advance in gynecologic minimally invasive surgery could be the wider adoption of minilaparoscopy using newer, frictionless instruments. Minilaparoscopy is commonly used in cholecystectomy, but is making inroads in gynecology. Minilaparoscopy performed with the newer, smaller instruments is especially well suited for fertility procedures and endometriosis surgery, […]

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    Mini laparoscopy gaining adherents as instruments continue to improve

    By Jeffrey Berg NEW YORK — The annual meeting of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS; Miami) drew attendees from more than 47 countries. Laparoscopic surgery has undergone a range of modifications in minimally invasive access since its initial entry into general surgery over 25 years ago. These include mini laparoscopy, computer-assisted robotic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and […]

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    Progress in Mini-Laparoscopic Surgery

    By Gustavo Carvalho, MD, PhD Therapeutic laparoscopic surgery has been around for more than 25 years and surgeons, patients and administrations have begun to ask the question, what’s next?  Laparoscopic surgery has gone through a number of modest modifications, with the goal to further minimize surgical trauma and improve results. Late in the 1980s, “Mini-Laparoscopic Surgery,” […]

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