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Archive November 2010 XI, No. 11

Expand Your General Surgery Horizons

A roundup of 19 of the latest products for minimally invasive surgery.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor

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Expect your general surgeons to be talking about new technology for one-hole surgery and hernia repair following last month's American College of Surgeons meeting in Washington, D.C. Clearly the hottest topic was one-hole surgery, more commonly known by such names as single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and single-port access (SPA), although many of the exhibitors expressed skepticism about whether it's here to stay or is a passing fad, as it's driven purely by cosmesis rather than outcomes (see "Is Ultra Minimally Invasive Surgery Here to Stay?" on page 34). Here's a look at 19 new products for minimally invasive surgery.

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