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Minimally Invasive "SIMPLE" Surgery Offers Cosmetic Benefits

Credit: April 2012 - Greenwich Hospital News Archive

SIMPLE stands for Single Incision Multi-Port Laparo-Endoscopic surgery. There are about two dozen surgeons in the United States with broad experience in this technique, according to Bruce Molinelli, MD, director of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Greenwich Hospital. Molinelli helped develop and advance the single-incision technique with his colleague Athanassios Petrotos, MD. Together they have used it in more than 500 cases over the past four years, well ahead of the national trend. With most routine minimally invasive surgical procedures, three to six small incisions are made, each being a port where an instrument is passed.

Single Incision Cholecystectomy Using the Advanced GelPOINT  Access Platform

Credit: Applied Medical Resources Corporation


Single incision multiport laparoendoscopic cholecystectomy:The single incision technique that resembles the 4 instrument conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. B. Molinelli Submitted for publication March2012

“Single Site Cholecystectomy featuring the Gelpoint Advanced Access Platform” Bruce Molinelli MD, FACS Teaching CD developed and published March 2011

Single-incision multiport laparoendoscopic (SIMPLE) surgery: early evaluation of SIMPLE cholecystectomy in a community setting. A. Petrotos, B.Molinelli Surg Endosc Accepted for Publication Jan 2009 DOI 10.1007/s00464-009-0369-7

Total extraperitoneal preperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair using spinal anesthesia. Molinelli, BM, Tagliavia, A, Bernstein D Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 10(3):341-4, 2006 Jul-Sept

CT of small-bowel obstruction: value in establishing the diagnosis and determining the degree and cause. D. Frager, SW Medwid, JW Baer, B Molinelli, M Friedman Amer. J. Roentgenol 162:37-41. 1994 Jan

Liver abscess after hemorrhoidectomy Parikh SR, Molinelli B, Dailey TH, Disease of the Colon & Rectum. 37(2):185-9.

1994 Feb Laparoscopic management of peritoneal dialysis catheters Kimmelstiel FM, Miller Re, Molinelli BM, Lorch JA Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 176(6):565-70, 1993 Jun


Teaching Video for Single Incision Inguinal Hernia Repair - presented by Dr. Bruce Molinelli as a training video for other surgeons on his single incision laparoscopic technique for hernia repairs.

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