A laparoscopic procedure is similar to flying a commercial plane. There is the captain (surgeon), co-pilot (assistant), and crew (anesthesia, scrub nurse, and circulator). Each works simultaneously performing distinct tasks leading to one goal. Both rely heavily on technology and require careful and thorough preparation prior to embarking. Similarly, like the captain of a plane, the surgeon is ultimately responsible for the outcome.
KeywordsVeress Needle Scrub Nurse Inadvertent Injury Laparoscopic Access Argon Beam Coagulator
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