Access to the Peritoneal Cavity

  • Crystal T. Schlösser
  • Sayeed Ikramuddin


Inherent in all minimally invasive surgery is acquiring safe, efficient, and cost-effective access to the cavity of interest. Bariatric surgery presents some challenges for achieving peritoneal access because of the patient’s body habitus, limitations of the current equipment, and comorbidities. The goals of access include excellent abdominal exposure, ingress for instruments, egress of specimens, and minimization of complications.


Bariatric Surgery Abdominal Wall Bowel Injury Veress Needle Epigastric Vessel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Crystal T. Schlösser
    • 1
  • Sayeed Ikramuddin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAbbott Northwestern Hospital/Minneapolis Bariatric SurgeonsMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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