Right Hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: Robotic Intracorporeal Anastomosis

  • Stephen M. RauhEmail author
  • Margaret De Guzman
  • Steven J. Ognibene


Right colectomy may be most beneficial when utilizing an intracorporeal anastomosis. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery for neoplastic and nonneoplastic disease are well established. Unfortunately, some benefits are lessened when extracorporeal reconstruction is performed. The use of an incision to accommodate any extracorporeal technique is associated with increased risks of such undesirable outcomes: hernia, superficial wound infection, pain, and suboptimal cosmesis. Also, there are added technical difficulties when performing extracorporeal anastomosis in the obese. The techniques elucidated in this chapter address such issues by utilizing the robotic platform to perform intracorporeal ileocolostomy.


Right hemicolectomy Ileocecectomy Robotic intracorporeal anastomosis Colorectal surgery 

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Robotic-assisted antiperistaltic anastomosis (MP4 268653 kb)

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Robotic isoperistaltic anastomosis (MP4 298272 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen M. Rauh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Margaret De Guzman
    • 2
  • Steven J. Ognibene
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryRochester General Hospital, University of Rochester School of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Nevada School of MedicineLas VegasUSA

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