Robotics: Left Colon and Sigmoid Resection

Seon H. Kim

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    There are many potential advantages of using robotics for resection of the left colon and the sigmoid colon. These include stable traction of the vascular pedicles, preservation of the aortic and the hypogastric nerve plexus, improved accessibility for take-down of the splenic flexure, and easily applicable intracorporeal colorectal or colocolic anastomosis. This chapter provides a detailed description of the technique used in a robotic dissection for a left colectomy or sigmoidectomy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)173-176
    Number of pages4
    JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Gastroenterology


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