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What the heck is clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A gimmick

There are many ways to do a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Instead of using metal clips to divide the duct going into the gallbladder, you can divide the cystic duct and then tie it with a suture or with an energy source. No real advantage over using clips (and the energy source may be more expensive and less reliable!

In brief: A gimmick

There are many ways to do a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Instead of using metal clips to divide the duct going into the gallbladder, you can divide the cystic duct and then tie it with a suture or with an energy source. No real advantage over using clips (and the energy source may be more expensive and less reliable!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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