mini laparoscopy

Random entry RSS

  • Posted in:

    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 […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    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, […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Exploring the Mini-Lap of Today

    By Rebecca Rudolph What if laparoscopic procedures could be done with smaller tools, which would mean smaller incisions and less damage to the patient’s tissues? That question was asked in the early to mid 1990s, and mini-laparoscopy, also known as micro-laparoscopy and needlescopic surgery, was born. Instruments and tools were launched, but there were some problems. […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    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 […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Making Mini-Lap Mainstream

    Mini-laparoscopic surgery is gaining favor among thought leaders in surgery. Find out why some experts believe “mini-lap” should be used more frequently. By Marie Thibault Although mini-laparoscopy, a surgical technique that allows for even smaller incision sites than traditional laparoscopy, has been performed by some surgeons for years, the technique may finally be coming into […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    How Technology is Changing Medical Education and Training

    Dr. Paul A. Wetter, Chairman, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), discusses how technology is changing medical education and training and highlights surgical breakthroughs and the importance of simulation. We live in one of the most challenging periods in the history of medical practice, with physician stress at an all-time high, yet technological breakthroughs and medical […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    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,” […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    New “Mini” Instruments Provide Surgeons A Third Option For Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Setting it Apart from Traditional Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries, ‘Mini Lap’ Surgery Now Works for Major Operations Orlando, FL—The world of mini-laparoscopic surgery is evolving, and surgeons from more than 27 countries convened last week at the EuroAmerican Multispecialty Summit to test and re-learn the latest evolution of this minimally invasive surgical technique.  Conceptualized in […]

    Read more