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Manager's Guide to Abdominal Surgery - March 2014

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4 6 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | M O N T H 2 0 1 4 H ow much smaller can laparoscopic instruments get? Conventional laparoscopic instruments measure only about a half-inch in diameter, no wider than a dime, but are XXL com- pared to today's new breed of mini-laparoscopy tools. With narrow-lumen telescopes, coagulation instruments, bipolar grasping forceps and scissors S U R G I C A L I N S T R U M E N T S When it comes to surgical incisions, yes, size does matter. Dan O'Connor Editor-in-Chief Does Mini-Lap Make a Major Difference? T.W. Meyer 1403_AbdominalSurgeryGuide_Layout 1 2/24/14 10:36 AM Page 46

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