SAGES guidelines for the clinical application of laparoscopic biliary tract surgery

  title={SAGES guidelines for the clinical application of laparoscopic biliary tract surgery},
  author={David Wayne Overby and Keith N. Apelgren and William T Richardson and Robert Fanelli},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the standard of care for patients requiring removal of the gallbladder. In 1992, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus development conference concluded that ‘‘laparoscopic cholecystectomy provides a safe and effective treatment for most patients with symptomatic gallstones, laparoscopic cholecystectomy appears to have become the procedure of choice for many of these patients’’ [1]. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic… CONTINUE READING
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