ALSGBIAssociation of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
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Mike Parker, past president of the ALSGBI, said: "The view from the original laparoscopic cameras was like squinting through a goldfish bowl.
Mike Parker, past president of ALSGBI, said: "They have the potential for damaging organs and viscera in the abdominal cavity that the non-reusable ones don't and then there's the long-standing worry about infection in something that's going to be reused and put inside someone's tummy again and again.
In addition the major colonic vessels are sometimes larger than 5mm," explains Professor Timothy Rockall, Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Professor of Surgery at Surrey University and immediate Past President of The ALSGBI.