Physiology of Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Jeffrey H. Peters
  • Namir Katkhouda


The basic physiologic alterations associated with controlled surgical trauma have been studied for decades.1 These cardiovascular, metabolic, and hormonal responses to injury are fundamental to surgical practice and are well known to most practicing surgeons. It is also clear that the host response is proportional to the magnitude of the operative procedure.2 Minor procedures evoke minimal metabolic and hormonal alterations, and major procedures stress the individual to a greater degree, potentially leading to an increased incidence of perioperative complications.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Forced Vital Capacity Venous Return Open Cholecystectomy Intraabdominal Pressure 
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  • Namir Katkhouda

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