Does a surgeon as first assistant reduce the incidence of common bile duct injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

This retrospective review supports the hypothesis that a surgeon acting as first assistant during laparoscopic cholecystectomy will reduce the incidence of significant common bile duct (CBD) injuries (BDIs). Central Carolina Surgery, P.A., is a single-specialty general surgery group of 19 surgeons that have performed 8767 laparoscopic cholecystectomies from… (More)