Laparoscopic colectomy: why we do what we do-lessons learned

James Fleshman


Many of the methods we use in Laparoscopic colectomy are derived from experience by early adopters and the learning curve experiences. A summary of these pearls is helpful and some information as to why they have been adopted can help trainees and late adopters understand the reason for the techniques. Once a surgeon understands the reason for a technique it should be incorporated in the armamentarium of the surgeon. While this may read like a history article, I believe it can still have the desired effect to strengthen technique for all readers.