Laparoscopic gastrectomy in the porcine model: our initial experience with a new hand-assist device.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Many advanced laparoscopic cases remain technically difficult and are less widely accepted. To a great extent, advanced laparoscopic surgery is handicapped by the loss of a surgeon's tactile sense. The concept of introducing the surgeon's hand as an aid to minimally invasive surgery has been described. We report a new hand-assist device designed to allow the introduction of the surgeon's hand, wrist, and forearm through a small incision in the abdomen to assist laparoscopic surgery with pneumoperitoneum. Important factors in the hand-assist design are ease of use, reliable maintenance of pneumoperitoneum, and minimal hand/arm fatigue, which were met with this device.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kelly, JJ; Meyers, WC; Sandor, A; Litwin, DE

Published Date

  • January 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 9950129

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-7200


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States