Changing trends in Minimal Invasive Pancreatic surgery

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Minimally invasive surgery has transformed general surgical practice tremendously over the last three decades. However, the adoption of laparoscopic surgery has been slower than other fields of general surgery. The reasons for this are obvious once the complexity of pancreatic surgery is considered, namely, the anatomical location (in the retroperitoneum) and (major vascular) relations of the gland, the need to reconstruct (as in the case of pancreatoduodenectory/PD), limited degree of freedom of movement with conventional laparoscopic instruments, two-dimensional vision, and the inherent morbidity associated with pancreatic surgeons, appreciating the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, continue to soldier on looking for opportunities to adopt this approach with a view to advancing the field, yet not losing focus that it is the interests of the patient that trump any approach even if it is considered an advancement in technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery
EditorsDhiresh kumar Maharjan, Prabin Bikram Thapa
Place of PublicationNew Delhi
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789354655890
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameGastrointestinal Surgery Series


  • Changing Trends
  • Minimal Invasive
  • Pancreatic Surgery


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