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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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M ini-laparoscopy is becoming increasingly popular, gaining a foothold in surgeries where fewer and smaller incisions matter from a cosmetic and an abdominal safety standpoint, including cholecys- tectomies, appendectomies and tubal ligations. Here's what 3 mini-lap surgeons say you should know before adding the technique to your repertoire. 1 1 0 O U T P A T 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 | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 Ask the Experts: Should You Add Mini-Laparoscopy? Top surgeons share their thoughts on the tiny tools and whether the technique is worth adding. Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor z TINY HOLES Mini-laparoscopists use 2 mm to 3 mm instruments to convert secondary ports into mini- ports to reduce scarring.

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