|June 2007 · Vol. 19, No. 06
Opinion: A time for change Laparoscopic hysterectomy: Learn it—or get left behind!
A minimally invasive approach has clear advantages over abdominal surgery. So why not embrace it?
To avoid the ureter, secure the uterine vessels at the ascending branches rather than at their entry into the lower uterus
Always ensure that the ureter is out of harm’s way before securing the uterine vessels
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Surgery, and Medical Director, Center for Pelvic Health, Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Orlando, Fla
Co-Director, Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, Gynecology, Center for Pelvic Health, Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Orlando, Fla
Human beings are master adapters. Thrust into a hostile environment, or subjected to other overwhelming forces, we quickly adapt to new demands, however harsh they may be. Then we maintain our new skill set with impressive devotion.
And that is the problem: We embrace our skills long after their usefulness has passed.