Basic Equipment Needs

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
  • Bartholomäus Böhm


Laparoscopy epitomizes “high-tech” surgery and thus completely depends on properly functioning, sophisticated instruments. Although each surgeon will have preferences regarding equipment, a basic set of instruments must be available to guarantee an efficient and a safe procedure. The following equipment is the minimum that is necessary:
  • video instrumentation
    • a video camera unit

    • the laparoscope

    • a light source

    • monitoring and recording devices

  • a gas insufflator or abdominal wall-elevating instrument

  • a suction and irrigation device

  • adequate sterilizing and disinfecting facilities

All laparoscopie team members must familiarize themselves with all aspects of the equipment. Most problems with instrumentation that arise are simple and solvable if team members have a basic understanding of how the equipment functions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
    • 1
  • Bartholomäus Böhm
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Colorectal Surgery Research, Department of Colorectal SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für ChirurgieUniversitätsklinikums CharitéBerlinGermany

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