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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 157-166
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/DTE.2.157

Laparoscopic Gynecology Procedures: Avoid the Risk

1Advanced Surgical Education Associates, Mission Viejo, California, USA
2F.A.C.D.G., Woman's Health Center, 26732 Crown Valley #541, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, USA

Received 2 June 1995; Accepted 4 August 1995

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Laparoscopic approaches to gynecological surgery have been developed by an elite group of highly skilled surgeons. As these procedures become more prevalent in the general gynecological approach to disease and the general gynecologist's approach to treatment, the complication rate for these procedures is likely to increase. In an effort to assist in avoiding these complications, guidelines for the performance of laparoscopic gynecological procedures need to be established. This article presents approaches to the most common gynecological procedures that can assist in the prevention of complications.