The First Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Walker Reynolds
  • Published 2001 in
    JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic…


Prof Dr Med Erich Mühe of Böblingen, Germany, performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy on September 12, 1985. The German Surgical Society rejected Mühe in 1986 after he reported that he had performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy, yet in 1992 he received their highest award, the German Surgical Society Anniversary Award. In 1990 in Atlanta… (More)


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