Factors contributing to laparoscopic failure during the learning curve for laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in a community hospital.

@article{Voitk1999FactorsCT,
  title={Factors contributing to laparoscopic failure during the learning curve for laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in a community hospital.},
  author={Andrus J. Voitk and Jacobo Joffe and Carlos {\'A}lvarez and G. Rosenthal},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={243-8}
}
This study was done to determine the factors contributing to laparoscopic failure (conversion to open surgery or early reoperation) during the learning curve for laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in a 228-bed nonteaching community hospital. Data were gathered prospectively for the first 100 consecutive patients booked for elective laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication by the four general surgeons at the hospital. All complications were recorded contemporaneously, and particular note was taken of… CONTINUE READING

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