Title: Step 1. Insertion of the camera trocar
Author: Evangelos Liatsikos
- The patient is placed in lateral decubitus position. A transperitoneal approach is performed.
- The pneumoperitoneum is established with the Verress needle technique. An optical trocar allowing visualization while inserting through the abdominal wall is used.. Blind insertion of the camera trocar is avoided with the use of an optical trocar.
- Alternatively, the Hasson technique for the placement of the camera trocar could be performed.
- 2-3 additional are also placed. One of these trocars is 12mm in diameter while the remaining are 5mm.