Re-Engineering Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Elimination of Biliary Injuries

William Peter Geis, MD, FACS

Product Details
Product ID: ACS-2092
Year Produced: 2000
Length: 9 min.
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Biliary tract injuries following laparoscopic cholecystectomy remain higher than open cholecystectomies. To eliminate these injuries, we re-engineered the procedure to mobilize gallbladder from dome to infundibulum, divided cystic artery with harmonic scalpel, and ligated cystic duct with endoloop. Procedure time is not elongated. Risk of biliary injury by anatomic mis-diagnos is eliminated.