Saburo Kakizoe1*, Yumiko Kakizoe1 , Teruomi Iwai2 and Keiji Kakizoe1
Department of Surgery, ILIKAI KAKIZOE Hospital, Japan 2 Department of Internal Medicine, ILIKAI KAKIZOE Hospital, JapanFulltext PDF
Endoscopic surgery uses many of disposable instruments which packed with plastic. We investigate the amount of plastic waste of each open and endoscopic surgery to know the actual situation and to try to reduce plastic surgery during operation. Total plastic weight is twice or three times heavier in endoscopic surgery than open surgery. However total medical waste in long operation is tend to be heavy in Open surgery. Even appendectomy and herniorrhaphy many of plastic are used in endoscopic surgery. Since the development and widespread practice of endoscopic surgery, there has been an increase in the number of disposables, and the plastic waste that packs them. We endoscopic surgeons try to demand that medical device companies reduce the amount of plastic wrapped in medical devices to keep the earth environment.
Kakizoe S, Kakizoe Y, Iwai T, Kakizoe K. Endoscopic Surgeon Should be Aware of Earth Environment. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3037..