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Case 77: Laparoscopic technique

This is an excerpt of operative video recorded through the laparoscope. The procedure is a laparoscopically inserted gastric band. (performed by Mr Harry Frydenberg).

1.What is the procedure being performed?

Insertion, under vision, of the 5 mm Nathanson liver retractor.

2.What are the risks associated with the use of this instrument?

Difficult insertion, liver trauma (haematoma, laceration, infarction), other visceral injury - esp myocardial injury if the diaphragm is penetrated

Mr Harry Frydenberg -Bariatric and General Surgeon