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
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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