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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-9

Fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery: Principles, implementation, and comparison to other modalities


Department of Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulaziz Alkanhal
P.O. Box 99971, 11625 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/JNSM.JNSM_14_18

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The minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery has gained popularity among various surgical specialties. However, unique skills are required to perform it. These skills are not transferable from open approach and are associated with a steep learning curve. Therefore, they need to be obtained in a safe-simulated environment. Fundamental laparoscopic surgery program is currently considered the gold standard for assessing laparoscopic skills and a mandatory requirement for board certification in the United States and for promotional advancement of residents in different surgical residency programs. Despite its proven benefits and its superiority when compared to other training models, challenges exist related to its implementation outside North America. The lack of sufficient eligible examiners is the major obstacle. Once overcome, one can aspire to achieve the remaining standards required for full implementation.


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