Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair with Nissen fundoplication.
Rogers MA. Cox JA.
Department of Surgery, Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio, USA.
Laparoscopic approach to paraesophageal hernia repair is a recent application of minimally invasive videoscopic surgery. Procedures such as paraesophageal hernia repair with Nissen fundoplication that previously could only be performed as open techniques now can be performed laparoscopically. Laparoscopic approach of this major surgical repair benefits patients because of the reduced surgical time, decreased length of hospital stay, reduced hospital costs, and a reduction in loss of work time.
Instrument design and cross-infection.
Custom Ultrasonics, Inc, Ivyland, Pa, USA.
This article reviews recently reported patient-to-patient transmission of disease during endoscopic procedures and discusses several important instrument reprocessing issues. In addition, the author offers several infection control recommendations to minimize the risk of patient infection during endoscopic procedures.