Transition from open to laparoscopic fundoplication: The learning curve

Scott J. Soot, Nihnam Eshraghi, Mehrdad Farahmand, Brett Sheppard, Clifford Deveney

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Background: Two of us (B.C.S. and C.W.D.) began performing laparoscopic fundoplication in 1992. We have always designated the resident as the operating surgeon. Objective: To determine the time necessary for both experienced surgeons and residents to become proficient in laparoscopic fundoplication. Design: The medical records of 241 consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic fundoplication were reviewed. This period started with the implementation of the procedure in January 1992 and ended in March 1998. For 3 consecutive years, residents were given a questionnaire regarding their confidence in performing laparoscopic fundoplication. Results: Laparoscopic fundoplication was attempted in 241 patients and completed in 203 patients (84%). Comparing the first 25 attempted laparoscopic fundoplications with the second 25, there were 14 conversions (56%) vs 4 conversions (16%) (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-282
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume134
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1999

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Transition from open to laparoscopic fundoplication : The learning curve. / Soot, Scott J.; Eshraghi, Nihnam; Farahmand, Mehrdad; Sheppard, Brett; Deveney, Clifford.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 134, No. 3, 03.1999, p. 278-282.

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Soot, Scott J. ; Eshraghi, Nihnam ; Farahmand, Mehrdad ; Sheppard, Brett ; Deveney, Clifford. / Transition from open to laparoscopic fundoplication : The learning curve. In: Archives of Surgery. 1999 ; Vol. 134, No. 3. pp. 278-282.
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