WATCH ON DEMAND: Dr. Andrew Brill with a webcast on “Conventional and Advanced Bipolar Energy Vessel Sealing Devices”
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Enumerate the differences between conventional and advanced bipolar energy devices Explain the potential benefits of perpendicular blood vessel sealing Apply anatomical principles to maximize effective blood vessel sealing Incorporate techniques that can minimize bleeding during laparoscopic hysterectomy List the potential advantages of blood vessel sealing using an articulating bipolar device.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Utilizing fundamental steps during a laparoscopic hysterectomy, Dr. Brill will present and review how recent innovation in bipolar vessel sealing can enable key ergonomic and technical principles that maximize hemostasis and facilitate dissection.
PATIENT HISTORY: 47 year old married female, G2P2, is seeking treatment options for a large symptomatic fibroid uterus. Pelvic ultrasound revealed multiple large myomata with an estimated volume of 802cc. After reviewing the various surgical and non-surgical options available, she affirmed her strong interest to undergo laparoscopic hysterectomy with bilateral salpingectomy.
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