Differences in Early Outcomes after Open or Laparoscopic Surgery: What Is the Evidence

Digestive Diseases, 05/11/2012

Papagrigoriadis S – Although minimally invasive techniques appear superior in terms of early outcomes than open surgery the choice of minimally invasive technique seems to be less relevant to outcomes if accompanied by an appropriate level of surgical experience and expertise. Patient–related factors such as comorbidities or degree of disease complexity are more likely to be related to complication rates.

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