Trocar site bleeding is one of the unnoticeable complications of laparoscopic surgery that can lead to significant problems. With this method, we believe that we can simply and effectively stop trocar site bleeding, and this method can be a standard application.
In trocar site bleeding following laparoscopic surgery, the bleeding area is detected under laparoscopic vision. A standard cautery pen is passed into the skin to a sufficient extent. The cautery provides hemostasis in the bleeding area.
It has been demonstrated that trocar site bleeding is a preventable complication when appropriate methods are used. In preventing trocar site bleeding, certain methods are being used currently such as laparoscopic sealing devices, hemostasis with open surgery, and hemostatic patches. Hemostasis with cautery in our method was demonstrated to have an equivalent effect as open hemostasis. Hemostasis with cautery under laparoscopic vision provides a great advantage for the patient in terms of bleeding control, duration of surgery, and cost.