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Laparoscopic Access

  • Elias S. Hyams
  • Michael D. Stifelman
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Veress Needle Scrub Nurse Inadvertent Injury Laparoscopic Access Argon Beam Coagulator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias S. Hyams
    • 1
  • Michael D. Stifelman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyNew York University School of Medicine and Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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