Using 5-mm bipolar cutting forceps: a new multifunctional instrument.

  title={Using 5-mm bipolar cutting forceps: a new multifunctional instrument.},
  author={Leonard S. Schultz and Kris Poppe},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={7 6},
The most technically challenging step in performance of esophagogastric fundoplication is division of the short gastric vessels that connect the splenic hilum to the gastric fundus. Consistent dependable coagulation and division of these vessels would be a significant advance that would make the procedure more widely available to patients, since it would provide surgeons with a safe technique for providing a reliable loose "wrap." Such an instrument has now become available and is called the… CONTINUE READING