Perioperative Assessment

  • Charlotte Kvasnovsky
  • Andrea Chao BaffordEmail author


Proper patient selection and perioperative management are the first steps to good postoperative outcomes in open and laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Laparoscopy, which combines pneumoperitoneum and patient position changes, results in unique physiologic alterations as compared to open surgery. This chapter discusses the effects and outcomes of laparoscopic colon and rectal surgeries as well as the selection, preoperative evaluation, and perioperative management of the laparoscopic colorectal surgery patient.


Laparoscopic Surgery Surgical Site Infection Bowel Preparation Enhance Recovery After Surgery Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery 
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Tattoo of a colonic lesion. Video by David E. Beck, MD (MP4 13,030 kb)

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Lighted ureteral stent on a left colectomy (MP4 12,443 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colorectal Surgery, King’s College HospitalUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Division of General and Oncologic Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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