Introduction: Today, minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic, robotic) methods are becoming increasingly common. In the procedures in which the resection was performed with a minimally invasive surgical method, specimen removal can be time-consuming and complicated. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy specimens removed from a 12-mm trocar area without additional tools.
Materials and methods: Between January 2016 and December 2017, 129 patients underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity. In all patients, the specimen was removed from the abdomen from a 12-mm trocar area without additional tools.
Results: The mean specimen removal time was 2.38 ± 1.9 minutes. During the follow-up period, no wound infection and trocar hernia were observed in any patient.
Conclusion: The technique applied is minimally invasive, not time-consuming, and simple when compared to other techniques reported.
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