The monitors,anesthesia machine, and relative position of surgeon and first assistant have
been adapted to the diagonal operating table placement.
A photo of a morbidly obese patient with MI=43kg/m2 who underwent multiple abdominal surgeries with incisional hernia repair & mesh plcement in preparation for sleeve gastrectomy.
A. Veress needle inserted at umbilicus (sagittal view; the blunt tip
retracts as it encounters the fascia of the linea alba). B. As the sharp edge of the
needle traverses the fascia, the blunt tip springs forward into the preperitoneal
space and then r