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Laparoscopic Liver Surgery: Improving Clinical and Economic Outcomes with Contemporary Techniques

American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association 2011 Annual Meeting


David Iannitti, MD, Carolinas Medical Center
Joseph F. Buell, MD, Tulane University
T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Laparoscopic liver surgery continues to expand, as new techniques enable a safe and effective approach to managing liver disease and offering the benefits of laparoscopy to both patients and healthcare providers.

This symposium aims to:

1. Provide an update on the current evidence supporting laparoscopic liver surgery, including indications, patient selection, surgical techniques, patient safety, and training

2. Review the latest techniques for different approaches to laparoscopic liver resections.

Specific procedures to be covered include:
• Totally laparoscopic
• Hand-assisted technique
• Hybrid technique

3. Discuss the clinical and economic advantages of laparoscopic liver resection