Sample Type / Medical Specialty: Gastroenterology
Sample Name: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Description: Standard Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Operative Note.
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The patient was taken to the operating room and placed on operating table in supine position. After adequate general endotracheal intubation, the patient underwent general anesthesia.

The patient's abdomen was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion. A subumbilical skin incision was made. The Veress needle was inserted, and the patient's abdominal cavity was insufflated with moderate pressure all times. A subumbilical trocar was inserted. The camera was inserted in the panoramic view. The abdomen demonstrated some inflammation around the gallbladder. A 10-mm midepigastric trocar was inserted. A. 2 mm and 5 mm trocars were inserted. The most lateral trocar grasping forceps was inserted and grasped the fundus of the gallbladder and placed in tension at liver edge.

Using the dissector, the cystic duct was identified and double Hemoclips were invited well away from the cystic-common duct junction. The cystic artery was identified and double Hemoclips applied. The gallbladder was taken down from the liver bed using Endoshears and electrocautery. Hemostasis was obtained. The gallbladder was removed from the midepigastric trocar site without difficulty. The trocars were removed and the skin incisions were reapproximated using 4-0 Monocryl. Steri-Strips and sterile dressing were placed. The patient tolerated the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room in stable condition.

Keywords: gastroenterology, gallbladder, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, midepigastric trocar, double hemoclips, laparoscopic, cholecystectomy, midepigastric, trocars, hemoclips, trocar,