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Operating Room Set-up and Instrumentation for Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery 

Operating Room Set-up and Instrumentation for Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
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Operating Room Set-up and Instrumentation for Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Author(s):

Tomasz G. Rogula

, Esam Batayyah

, and Philip R. Schauer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190608347.003.0007
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date: 09 December 2021

This chapter discusses operating room set-up and the basic instruments required for laparoscopic bariatric surgery, including hand instruments (which come in different lengths that accommodate the large cavity of bariatric patients), retraction instruments, stabilizers, and energy sources for transection and coagulation. In addition, staplers are discussed and the articulating and power technology, along with different thicknesses of reloads, as well as buttressing materials, are described. Voice activation technology in operating theater simplifies many of the demands on the surgeon. Finally, robotics improve ergonomics for the surgeon and enhance complex maneuvers in the abdominal cavity.

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