Article Abstract

Laparoscopic right colectomy: technique and atlas

Authors: Christy E. Cauley, Michael A. Valente, Bradley J. Champagne

Abstract

The use of laparoscopy in colon surgery quickly evolved since its introduction in the 1990’s from an experimental, infrequently performed approach to the current standard of care. A laparoscopic approach to right colon resection can be performed for a variety of benign and malignant conditions including resection for ileocolic Crohn’s and colon neoplasia. With careful patient selection and precise operative technique, this approach improves patient recovery using smaller incisions with resulting decrease in patient discomfort and potential shorter hospital stay.