Basic Laparoscopic Instruments

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
  • Bartholomäus Böhm


Because laparoscopic surgery permits only limited access to the surgical site, instruments designed for laparoscopy must fulfill several ergonomic conditions. Each instrument should be designed so the surgeon can easily operate all its functions with one hand, and it must be light and comfortable enough for repetitive handling during lengthy, delicate, and tedious use, for example, for extensive dissection. The instrument should be operable in all directions of free movement. In addition, the instruments should have rounded edges, and a darkened or dull surface to reduce light reflection that may darken the laparoscopic image due to the automatic light sensing of laparoscopic cameras. The surgical instrumentation needs of laparoscopic colorectal surgery are broadly outlined in Table 3.1.


Abdominal Wall Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Clip Applicator Surgical Corporation Cannula Insertion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
    • 1
  • Bartholomäus Böhm
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Colorectal Surgery Research, Department of Colorectal SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für ChirurgieUniversitätsklinikums CharitéBerlinGermany

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