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Volume 39, Issue 9
Publication date: March 1, 2014
March 1, 2017
New Techniques to Help the Laparoscopist
Frank W. Ling, MD (Moderator)
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville; Partner, Women’s Health Specialists, Germantown, Tennessee
Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Division of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Craig J. Sobolewski, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
Describe the patient who is not a good candidate for minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery.
Recognize when a minimally-invasive procedure should be converted to an open procedure.
Understand how to properly position the patient for laparoscopy.
List instruments and techniques that aid in performing laparoscopic surgery.
Counsel patients regarding what to expect after surgery.