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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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L ess pain, less scarring, less risk of a hernia, happier patients — what's not to like about microlaparoscopy? It's no coincidence that those of us who've progressed to the next level of minimally invasive surgery (also called minilaparoscopy) and seen the benefits over a significant period of time (I started doing micro-laps about 6 years ago) are its biggest proponents. While it's true that some physicians, and people in general, are reluctant to transition to anything that's new or different, it's also reassuring that one of the attractive features of microla- paroscopy is that the learning curve for anyone already well versed in 1 1 5 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T A Shortcut to Better Outcomes It's time to think small when it comes to certain procedures. Aurora Pryor, MD | Stony Brook, N.Y. Microlaparoscopy: z SCAR TACTICS Microlaparoscopy can reduce scarring in numerous procedures, including hernias, Heller myotomies, bariatric and small bowel procedures, oophorectomies and adrenalectomies.

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