Physical discomfort during laparoscopic surgery
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Dear colleague,
The surgical team of the Marien Hospital Herne, University Hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum, surgical team of Municipal Hospital SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera, and surgical team of Department of General-, Visceral-, Vascular- and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Magdeburg, Germany have initiated a large-scale international survey to assess the subjective experiences of surgeons regarding physical stress during laparoscopic surgery. For this purpose, we need your help and would like to invite you to assist us with the survey. To ensure representative results, survey participants should have experience in laparoscopic surgery. Completion of residency training in their field is also a requirement. Laparoscopic surgery has evolved tremendously over the past few decades, offering numerous benefits to both surgeons and patients. Nevertheless, scientific studies and surveys among physicians and patients have shown that this development is not yet fully developed in terms of surgeons' comfort during the procedure. Several scientific surveys and polls focused on patient safety. Surgeon comfort has been given secondary consideration. We believe that surgeon comfort during laparoscopic surgery has an impact on the quality of surgery and thus on patient safety.
The aim of our survey is to find out the relationship between technical equipment, the complexity of the surgical procedure and our lifestyle in terms of influence on physical stress.
The survey is completed online. It is anonymous, no personal information is requested. After completing the survey, your responses will be anonymously forwarded to us for analysis. The survey takes about 8 minutes to complete. You can take the survey from any device with an internet connection.
Please feel free to contact Dr. med. Omar Thaher [omar.thaher@elisabethgruppe.de or Omar thaher@yahoo.com]with any questions.
We would be very pleased if you would forward our survey to your members and staff via your distribution list.

We sincerely thank you for your participation and support of our study. With best wishes.

Your team of the
Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Marien Hospital Herne- University Hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Department of General- and Visceral Surgery, Municipal Hospital SRH Wald-Klinikum Gera,Germany
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Department of General-, Visceral-, Vascular- and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Magdeburg, Germany
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