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M A Y 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 1 F or all the benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a persistent problem continues to plague one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures: bile duct injuries (BDIs). This dreaded complication can turn an otherwise routine same-day gallbladder removal into an emergency — and a medical malpractice suit. BDIs are the No. 1 liti- gated case against surgeons, responsible for 1 in 5 malpractice claims. Your Road to Safer Lap Choles Strategies to prevent bile duct injuries during gallbladder removal. Salvatore Docimo Jr., DO, FACS | Stony Brook, N.Y. • IMPROVED TECHNIQUES Any technology that can nearly eliminate the risk of injury to the common bile duct structure dur- ing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy would be ideal.

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