Laparoscopic versus open liver resection

Drs Davit Aghayan and ├ůsmund Fretland have released new research showing that the use of laparoscopic surgery for patients with difficult to excise liver metastases brings several benefits to the patients than traditional open surgical methods. Dr Aghayan looked at 136 patients, of whom 62 received laparoscopic surgery and 74 received open surgery, and found that while there was a comparable perioperative outcomes and operative times, patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery were less likely to spend an extended time in hospital after their surgery, and experienced a higher quality of life at 1 month post-surgery.

Read more of Davit and ├ůsmund’s research here.