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Compounding Disaster - July 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A re your surgeons still making bigger holes in patients than necessary? Still creating scars and causing pain when they don't have to? It could be that they're not offering patients the best of minimally invasive surgery because they've bought into the many myths surrounding mini- laparoscopy. But as you'll see, it's easy to poke major holes in their mini-lap arguments. 1. It's not here yet. Mini-laparoscopic surgery isn't some fanciful idea whose day will come. It's here now. In surgery, we like to kick the tires and take our time before we adopt new ideas. But mini-lap isn't new. It's the current state of a natural evolution, one patients deserve and may even demand. 6 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 6 • QUICK STUDY Surgeons who are adept in laparoscopic surgery can usually master mini-lap in 10 cases or fewer, says Dr. Redan. Busting 5 Myths About Mini-Lap Don't let these misconceptions prevent you from providing the best for your patients. Jay A. Redan, MD, FACS | Orlando, Fla.

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