Abstract| Volume 13, ISSUE 10, SUPPLEMENT , S196, October 2017

Magnetic Surgery for Liver Retraction: An Incisionless Approach for Less Invasive Bariatric Surgery

      In laparoscopic bariatric surgery, retraction of the liver is essential to ensure an appropriate working space. Many devices are currently available in the market for this purpose. However, these instruments cause morbidity to the liver due to the direct compression of the retraction force. Furthermore, the need for an additional incision increases the risk of complications such as bleeding, wound infection and patient discomfort.
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