• surgical
  • During the laparoscopic surgical procedure, certain conditions can be treated using instruments and devices specifically designed for laparoscopy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Medical devices that can be used in conjunction with laparoscopy include surgical lasers and electrosurgical units. (encyclopedia.com)
  • During the last 40 years, laparoscopy has evolved from a limited gynecologic surgical procedure used only for diagnosis and tubal ligations to a major surgical tool used for a multitude of gynecologic and nongynecologic indications. (medscape.com)
  • Today, laparoscopy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in many parts of the world. (medscape.com)
  • A surgical instrument (10) for use in laparoscopy surgeries, useful for implanting prosthetic sheet repair materials (16) when surgical repair of body membranes or wall structures is required. (google.fr)
  • 1. A surgical laparoscopy instrument comprising a rod having a length, an outside diameter and first and second ends, further having a portion of said length adjacent to the first end wherein said length portion has a reduced outside diameter in comparison to the rod outside diameter. (google.fr)
  • 2. A surgical laparoscopy instrument according to claim 1 wherein the instrument is comprised of stainless steel. (google.fr)
  • 3. A surgical laparoscopy instrument according to claim 1 wherein said length portion has a slot through the reduced diameter. (google.fr)
  • 5. A surgical laparoscopy instrument according to claim 1 wherein at least a part of the length of said rod adjacent to the second end is comprised of a flexible shaft. (google.fr)
  • 6. A surgical laparoscopy instrument according to claim 1 wherein at least a part of the length of said rod adjacent to the second end is removable from the length portion having the reduced outside diameter and comprises a removable handle. (google.fr)
  • 7. A surgical laparoscopy instrument according to claim 1 wherein a part of the length of said rod adjacent to the second end and the length portion having the reduced diameter have a mating rotating means whereby the length portion having the reduced outside diameter may be rotated relative to the part of the length of the rod adjacent to the second end. (google.fr)
  • This invention relates to the field of surgical instruments, and in particular to a surgical instrument for use in laparoscopy surgeries to implant prosthetic sheet repair materials when surgical repair of body membranes is required. (google.fr)
  • Nezhat is best known for the surgical innovation referred to as video-laparoscopy or "operating off the monitor," a method now widely accepted but which was, until recently, considered a controversial and questionable departure from classical laparotomy or open surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other innovations by Nezhat that were considered controversial included the introduction of new surgical procedures and new surgical instrumentation designed specifically for use in laparoscopy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Question
  • Even as late as the 2000s, there were many opponents to these techniques who continued to call into question the safety and necessity of video-laparoscopy, especially when used for more advanced laparoscopic techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • However, by approximately the mid-1990s it can be established that most of the initial misgivings about video-laparoscopy had subsided because by then the nation's most prominent academic medical schools in the U.S., such as Stanford University School of Medicine, had adopted this change and began teaching it as part of the standard medical school curriculum. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Populations on whom laparoscopies are now performed include infants, children, the elderly, the obese, and those with chronic disease states, such as cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • remain
  • The relative advantages and disadvantages of these new approaches compared with traditional laparoscopy, as well as their indications, remain to be determined in many cases. (medscape.com)