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3-D Vision vs 2-D Vision in Minimal Access Surgery - A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study


  • V. G. Hospital, India
  • V.G. Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the advantage of using 3D laparoscopy over conventional 2D laparoscopy on various operative procedures.

Methods: From April 2012 till April 2017, 1200 patients were selected for various laparoscopic procedures and were divided into two groups. One group of patients were selected for 2-D Laparoscopic surgery and another group for 3-D laparoscopic surgery. Operative performance in both groups was compared in terms of time, stress and confidence of the operating surgeon.

Results: Operative time interval for various procedures was significantly less in 3D Group as compared to 2D Group . Also,it was found that the surgeries performed in 3-D were much easier compared to 2-D in terms of stress and confidence of the operating surgeon.

Conclusion: Advantages of 3D laparoscopy were well appreciated during various operative procedures as compared to 2D laparoscopy.


Laparoscopic Surgery, 2-D High Definition Group, 3-D High Definition Group.

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