NOTES-Assisted Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Assisted Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery|
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
- Incidence of complications [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2007|
A typical laparoscopic gall bladder removal procedure requires placement of a rigid laparoscope through a 1.5-2.5 cm incision in the umbilicus and then 2-3 additional 0.5 cm incisions for additional instrumentation. While post-operative complication rates for this procedure are small, wound infection, particularly of the large incision, is one of the most common post-operative complications. There is also a risk of a post-operative hernia at these incision sites.
A less invasive surgical technique that reduces the size or number of laparoscopic incisions offers the potential clinical benefits of eliminating wound infections, hernias and decreasing post-operative pain following laparoscopic gall bladder removal.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00486655
|United States, Oregon|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97210|
|Principal Investigator:||Lee Swanstrom, MD||Oregon Clinic|