How to Keep the Small Bowel from Getting in the Way of a Laparoscopic Operation

  • Nivedh V. Paluvoi
  • Sang W. Lee


Gravity is extremely useful in keeping the small bowel away from the laparoscopic field. If repositioning of the patient is not adequate, placement of a moist sponge or a lap pad can be effective in retracting the small bowel away.


Gravity Laparoscopy Repositioning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nivedh V. Paluvoi
    • 1
  • Sang W. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Miami, Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal SurgeryPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery – Colon and Rectal SurgeryKeck School of Medicine of University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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