Jean Bruyns

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Theoretically, in laparoscopic surgery, a computer interface in command of a mechanical system (robot) allows the surgeon: (1) to recover a number a number of lost degrees of freedom, thanks to intraabdominal articulations; (2) to obtain better visual control of instrument manipulation, thanks to three-dimensional vision; (3) to modulate the amplitude of(More)
BACKGROUND The laparoscopic surgical approach has proven its benefit for the patient. There are however several shortcomings, which have triggered considerable research for improvement. One improvement may be the introduction of telesurgery by the interposition of a computer interface between surgeon and patient. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective(More)
Two Nissen fundoplications were performed by a minimally invasive robotic technique on May 19, 1998. The Mona robot, was placed to the left of the patient. It held and activated surgical tools. The surgeon was placed some 3 meters from the patient and was seated at a console. He was not scrubbed. He commanded the 3 robotic arms by manipulating two handles,(More)
The role of laparoscopy in liver surgery is still a subject of debate. Up to now, isolated hepatic lesions requiring a segmental (or bisegmental) resection have been considered to be an indication for laparoscopic surgery only when they are located in the left lobe or in the right lower lobe, whereas an open approach by laparotomy or thoracotomy is still(More)
BACKGROUND The recent progress of minimally invasive surgery has allowed esophagectomy to be performed by both combined laparoscopic/thoracoscopic and totally laparoscopic transhiatal approaches. All these techniques imply a thoracic and/or cervical access for the creation of the esophagogastric anastomosis. METHODS Five surgical ports are introduced in(More)
Diaphragmatic rupture after blunt trauma is rare, but indicates a powerful external impact. Associated lesions are often life-threatening and require a rapid diagnosis and management. We report a case of a 24-year-old man, admitted to the emergency department after a serious car accident. He complained of a left sided thoraco-abdominal pain with breathing(More)
Between May 1991 and November 1992, 80 consecutive patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease underwent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. The technique used was exactly the same as for the conventional open approach. There were no deaths but there were four peroperative complications: one gastric perforation, two pleural perforations and one hepatic(More)
In recent years, laparoscopic surgery underwent a huge investment from both the clinical and research points of view to perform classic procedures through a single (S) incision or single port, resulting in the development of different instruments and ports. The main advantage of the S-access laparoscopy (SAL) is cosmesis. Future investigations will provide(More)