Hepatic surgery

Published

Book Section

© 2004 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. INTRODUCTION The laparoscopic approach may be changing the field of hepatic surgery. Many traditional hepatobiliary procedures are now potentially feasible via the laparoscope. However, the data are not “in” yet. Liver surgery via the laparoscope is inherently dangerous owing to the complexity and vascularity of this organ. If one remembers back to the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and that procedure’s steep learning curve [1] (and the resultant attraction of hungry lawyers), just imagine the learning curve with laparoscopic hepatobiliary procedures! If experience plays a huge role in the development of one of the most common procedures done by general surgeons, what adjective can be used to describe the role of experience in hepatic surgery?.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Szalai, LJ; Naik, A; Foroohar, A; Meyers, WC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Book Title

  • Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications

Start / End Page

  • 285 - 298

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780824754402

Citation Source

  • Scopus