Stay sutures have been placed and tied. Two enterotomies have been made and the stapler is inserted into the two enterotomies. The bowel and gallbladder must be carefully positioned to fully utilize the entire length of the stapling device (by pulling the
The abdominal wall upon completion of the procedure. The external and anchoring sutures are secured to the skin.
Passing one of the dilators through the abdominal wall and into the lumen of the jejunum. Care is taken to pass the dilator just into the lumen of the bowel (under visual laparoscopic control), not far enough to risk posterior intestinal wall perforation.
The anchoring sutures are being placed. The suture is passed through the abdominal wall, a seromuscular bite of intestine is taken, and the suture is then passed out of the abdomen. Four sutures are placed in a diamondshaped configuration, providing both
T-fasteners through the abdominal wall and anterior gastric wall.