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Invited Critique
December 01, 2007

Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Benign Disease—Invited Critique

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Arch Surg. 2007;142(12):1193. doi:10.1001/archsurg.142.12.1193

Surgeons do not have the luxury of becoming too set in their ways lest they be left behind by insidious and ever present changes in surgical practice and technology. Those who trained in surgical residency programs before the revolution of laparoscopic cholecystectomy were forced to jump on the laparoscopic bandwagon or risk being left behind. While it is human nature to bemoan the passing of the “good old days,” I do not know of any surgeon who would admit that he or she is unwilling or unable to learn new techniques and to provide state-of-the-art patient care.

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