Was Bringt die Minimalisierung des Zugangstraumas für den Patienten

Translated title of the contribution: What is the value of minimizing access trauma for patients?

P. Hildebrand*, U. J. Roblick, R. Keller, M. Kleemann, L. Mirow, H. P. Bruch

*Corresponding author for this work
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Minimizing the access trauma of surgical interventions is becoming an essential task in modern surgery in order to make the treatment more comfortable for the patient. Minimally invasive surgery has had a major impact on the improvement of surgical results over the last decade. This is why such surgery is often named as the third patient friendly revolution in surgery after the introduction of asepsis and anesthesia. Operations that caused a huge strain on the patients in the past and led to immense costs for society because of the patient's lost working time and extensive rehabilitation, have lost their fear thanks to this technique. The physical strain is lower, the cosmetic effect is considerable and the costs for society might be reduced due to the significantly shorter duration of convalescence. Despite its known advantages, which have been reported in numerous studies, minimally invasive surgery has recently gained increased interest because of the installation of new accounting systems as well as strict budgeting and restricted resources. Realistic cost-benefit analysis and objectified quality controls are needed in order to guarantee innovative and patient friendly basic approaches in medicine in the future.

Translated title of the contributionWhat is the value of minimizing access trauma for patients?
Original languageGerman
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)494-500
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 06.2007

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  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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