Interdisciplinary Laparoscopic News From the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy by Anja Hirschelmann and Rudy Leon De Wilde Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology, PIUS Clinic, Oldenburg, Germany (Rudy Leon De Wilde)
As obesity is increasing, it is important to investigate its impact on complications in laparoscopic surgery. In basic and advanced laparoscopic gynecologic procedures, no significant differences between normal-weight, pre-obese and obese women were found in terms of laparotomy conversion rate, intraoperative and postoperative complications. Therefore, obese women do not seem to be at a higher risk of complications during laparoscopic surgery [1–3].
The next major step forward in imaging technologies in the operating room could be cinematographic 3D.