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Instruments for Gasless Single-Incision Lift Laparoscopic Surgery: Making Laparoscopic Surgery Available to the Poor

The advent of laparoscopic surgery using small cameras in the late 1980s revolutionized general surgery, allowing operations to be viewed by more than just the operating surgeon. The new technology further improved with higher-quality miniature cameras, monitors, three-dimensional scopes, and increasing use of disposable equipment. An even further revolution came… 

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Innovative and Cost-Effective Treatment of Renal Stones in Remote Areas by the Surgical Services Initiative

Urinary calculi affect about 5-15% of the population in industrialized countries [1]. With ureteric stones of sizes up to 5mm, 71-98% generally pass within a few weeks [2]. The incidence of urinary calculi in industrialized countries ranges from 0.5 to 1.9%. However, in India, the incidence has a wider regional… 

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Lift Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Ideal for New Converts to Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the surgeries that can offer a significant advantage over open surgery, and many centers all over the world have converted to laparoscopic methods. Within 5 years from 1990 to 1995, the percentage of

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Video: SILS appendicectomy with gasless lift laparoscopic surgery

Dr. J. Gnanaraj MS, MCh [Urology], FICS, FARSI, FIAGES is a urologist and laparoscopic surgeon trained at CMC Vellore. He has been appointed as a Professor in the Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Department of Karunya University and is the Director of Medical Services of the charitable organization SEESHA. He has… 

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Low-cost laparoscopic surgeries: Taking modern surgery to the poor

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery are essential to the lives of those in poor rural areas, unlike for the urban rich. Seeing as the absence of any family member in these areas adversely affects their lifestyles, rural patients need to return to work as soon as possible. Key Point:… 

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