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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A B A C C E S S POINTS OF ENTRY Preferred methods for accessing the surgical cavity vary among surgeons. Focus on Safer Abdominal Access Avoiding common complications sends patients home quicker and happier. Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS | Chicago, Ill. Half of laparoscopic complications occur during creation of the pneumoperitoneum and placement of ports for abdominal access, according to a study in the October 2011 issue of the Canadian Journal of Surgery. The study also notes that most medical malpractice cases after laparoscopic procedures are trocar-injury related. Are you sure your surgeons are doing all they can to limit risks during lap surgery's all-important first step? Trocar selection and safety A recent survey of 248 general surgeons showed that more than 80%

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