Approach to Laparoscopic Right Hepatectomy Using Seven Common Steps

Juan P Toro, MD, Nathaniel W Lytle, MD, Ankit D Patel, MD, S. Scott Davis, MD, Rachel M Owens, MD, Juan M Sarmiento, MD, Edward Lin, DO

Emory University

Several previous series have demonstrated the safety and feasibility of laparoscopy for minor liver resections. However, formal laparoscopic right hepatectomy remains a demanding task even for experienced surgeons because of the vascular dissection for inflow and outflow control. We have performed more than 40 laparoscopic right hepatectomies using a standard approach with a reproducible step-wise technique. We believe this approach in addition to the superior visualization of laparoscopy can be used for instruction and training as well as for process improvement. We deconstructed our technique into 7 major steps that are demonstrated in this video.

Session: Video ChannelDay 2

Program Number: V078

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