The laparoscopic approach of the upper gastrointestinal tract is considered the gold standard for the treatment of functional benign esophageal disorders since 1990. In recent years, many efforts have been made to minimize the abdominal wall's trauma to reduce postoperative pain and to obtain a prompt return to daily activities, as well as improve cosmetic results of surgery. The progressive development of novel surgical devices has allowed for the introduction of new minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Criticism of the single-incision laparoscopic surgery includes a modification of surgical technique and an increased incidence of wound-related complications, such as infections and incisional hernia. We present our early experience using the new MiniLap® Percutaneous Surgical System (Teleflex Incorporated, Wayne, Pennsylvania) to perform a two-trocars laparoscopic percutaneous-assisted esophageal Heller myotomy. We demonstrate that the use of percutaneous instruments was not inferior in terms of clinical outcomes as compared to the standard technique, while improving cosmetic results and reducing trocar-related abdominal pain.

Minimally-Invasive Myotomy: Percutaneous Laparoscopic Surgical Approach for Achalasia

Cavalli, Marta;Lombardo, Francesca;Campanelli, Giampiero
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2017

Abstract

The laparoscopic approach of the upper gastrointestinal tract is considered the gold standard for the treatment of functional benign esophageal disorders since 1990. In recent years, many efforts have been made to minimize the abdominal wall's trauma to reduce postoperative pain and to obtain a prompt return to daily activities, as well as improve cosmetic results of surgery. The progressive development of novel surgical devices has allowed for the introduction of new minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Criticism of the single-incision laparoscopic surgery includes a modification of surgical technique and an increased incidence of wound-related complications, such as infections and incisional hernia. We present our early experience using the new MiniLap® Percutaneous Surgical System (Teleflex Incorporated, Wayne, Pennsylvania) to perform a two-trocars laparoscopic percutaneous-assisted esophageal Heller myotomy. We demonstrate that the use of percutaneous instruments was not inferior in terms of clinical outcomes as compared to the standard technique, while improving cosmetic results and reducing trocar-related abdominal pain.
Adult; Esophageal Achalasia; Female; Humans; Laparoscopy; Male; Middle Aged; Myotomy; Postoperative Complications
Barbieri, Lavinia Alessandra; Bona, Davide; Aiolfi, Alberto; Micheletto, Giancarlo; Cavalli, Marta; Lombardo, Francesca; Bruni, Piero Giovanni; Campanelli, Giampiero
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