Mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy using 3mm instruments: needlescopic surgery – WeBSurg, the e-surgical reference of Laparoscopic surgery

Mini-laparoscopic surgery involves the usage of small trocars and instruments, ranging from 2 to 3.5mm in size. The operative procedure is similar to that of a conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy, except for the size of instruments. The use of micro-instruments requires a selection of patients and a minor adaptation to the surgical steps as these instruments are more fragile and they require the use of micro-optics to apply clips to the cystic duct and artery. The small trocars cause less tissue damage, and subsequently result in less postoperative pain, a faster recovery, and a better cosmesis.

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