How to teach an old dog new tricks and how to teach a new dog old tricks: bridging the generation gap to push the envelope of advanced laparoscopy

Advanced laparoscopic procedures such as esophagectomy, gastrectomy, pancreatectomy, and hepatectomy have been described extensively in the literature [1–4]. However, they are usually performed by or under the guidance of an established laparoscopic surgeon several years out of training. Rarely are they performed by surgeons within the first year out of… CONTINUE READING