Article Abstract

Editorial on “Impact of complications on length of stay in elective laparoscopic colectomies”

Authors: Talal Alzghari, Heather Lynn Yeo

Abstract

Colectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States, with greater than 300,000 procedures performed in 2014 (1), the majority of these are performed laparoscopically (2,3). These procedures are at high risk of complication, and it is known that complications affect length of stay (LOS).