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Will the widespread use of uniportal surgery influence the need of surgeons?
  1. Marcello Migliore
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marcello Migliore, Department of General Surgery and Medical Specialties, University of Catania, Policlinico Hospital, Via S. Sofia 78, Catania 95124, Italy; mmiglior{at}

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It is evident that minimally invasive surgery is a ‘gift’ that technology gave to our patients, and is contributing to make healthcare better. The recent advent of the so-called ‘uniportal’ surgery in the common practice of surgery permits to perform complex operations through a single skin incision ranging from 2 to 8 cm.1–3 Although uniportal surgery was introduced >15 years ago,2 only in the last few years the evidence that the advent of uniportal video-assisted …

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