Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Abdominal Surgery Supplement - March 2013

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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Manager's Guide to Abdominal Surgery 4 New Options in Cutting & Sealing The latest technologies let surgeons dissect, coagulate and seal tissue more efficiently than ever. Vangie Dennis, BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO 12 Mini-Laparoscopy's Big-Time Potential Operating through smaller holes leads to faster and safer surgery. Paul G. Curcillo II, MD, FACS 19 Improve the View Surgeons who see better, perform better. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 33 3 Keys to Efficient Hernia Repair A review of the materials and techniques that prevent adhesions and infections to promote healing. Sharona B. Ross, MD 40 Focus on Safer Abdominal Access Avoiding common complications sends patients home quicker and happier. Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS To Our Readers If complication-free procedures are the primary goal of surgeons performing intricate abdominal surgery, highly efficient cases are a close second. The Manager's Guide to Abdominal Surgery contains expert insights about the technologies and techniques that let surgeons see better, cut and seal more effectively, and operate through fewer and safer ports — all so they can go faster while still avoiding mishaps during these complicated cases. On the cover: Paul G. Curcillo II, MD, FACS Photo by Jessica Hui and courtesy of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Cover design by Ethan Anderson

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