General Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery

  • A. Cuschieri
  • G. Buess
  • J. Périssat


In this section the steps of various established laparoscopic abdominal procedures are described. All are essentially based on basic surgical skills, the acquisition of which is essential for safe laparoscopic surgery. There is a real risk that in the enthusiasm to embrace this new approach to surgical treatment, surgeons are learning how to perform laparoscopic procedures such as cholecystectomy without acquiring all the basic skills necessary to cover all eventualities. These basic skills are covered in some detail in Chap. 7.


Abdominal Wall Laparoscopic Surgery Peritoneal Cavity Veress Needle Open Laparoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cuschieri
    • 1
  • G. Buess
    • 2
  • J. Périssat
    • 3
  1. 1.Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dept. of SurgeryUniversity of DundeeDundeeScotland, UK
  2. 2.Minimal Invasive Chirurgie, Abt. für Allgemeinchirurgie, Klinikum SchnarrenbergEberhard-Karls-UniversitätTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Cliniques ChirurgicalesBordeauxFrance

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