Laparoscopics colectomy

Tonia M. Young-Fadok, Heidi Nelson

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Abstract

Although laparoscopic applications in colorectal surgery are still evolving, demonstrated benefits, including decreased postoperative pain, length of ileus, and hospital stay, encourage patient and physician enthusiam for this new approach. The cost of the procedure is comparable to that of open surgery, and cost benefits should be realized as conversion rates improve. The technique is feasible, and surgeons are cautioned to be aware of their limitations, as they are learning the procedure, in order to minimize complications and conversion rates. Questions remain, particularly regarding recurrence and survival outcomes with colorectal carcinoma. Patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy for carcinoma should be enrolled in prospective randomized trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

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Colectomy
Length of Stay
Colorectal Surgery
Ileus
Postoperative Pain
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Colorectal Neoplasms
Learning
Carcinoma
Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis
Recurrence
Survival
Surgeons

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  • Gastroenterology

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Laparoscopics colectomy. / Young-Fadok, Tonia M.; Nelson, Heidi.

In: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1997, p. 41-46.

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Young-Fadok, TM & Nelson, H 1997, 'Laparoscopics colectomy', Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 41-46.
Young-Fadok, Tonia M. ; Nelson, Heidi. / Laparoscopics colectomy. In: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 1997 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 41-46.
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