Impact of minimally invasive techniques in colorectal surgery

Tonia M. Young-Fadok

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Minimally invasive techniques have had a marked impact on colorectal surgery despite the limited adoption of such techniques. Patients stay in the hospital a shorter time, experience less pain, and have less chance of developing a wound infection, an incisional hernia, a bowel obstruction, or difficulty becoming pregnant. Training courses have undergone metamorphosis from ad hoc animate courses to highly defined educational opportunities, and fellowships have had to respond to the educational demands of trainees demanding to be exposed to minimally invasive techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1505-1514
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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