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1

Benefits to Laparoscopic Surgery

Decreased pain
Better cosmetic response
Early return to ambulation

2

General Complications of Laparoscopy

Injury to adjacent organs
Access site complications
Post-op shoulder pain

3

Adjacent Organs That may be Damaged in Laparoscopic Surgery

Bleeding solid organs
Vascular injuries
Bowel injury (puncture, cautery)
Bladder/uterus injury

4

Access Site Complications in Laparoscopy

Port site hernia
Wound infection