OR setup

Port placement

The standard locations of ports for laparoscopic cholecystectomy are shown above.

The patient's right arm should be abducted, with the left arm alongside the body.

10mm ports are placed below the xyphoid process and below the umbilicus.

5mm ports are placed along the mid-clavicular and axillary lines on the patient's right side.

The operating surgeon will be to the patient's left, as well as the camera operator. A third surgeon may be on the patient's right.

Classification System