Robotic Total Colectomy

  • Mark Soliman
  • Rachel Martin


Recent advances in the da Vinci robotic platform have made it a relevant adjunct to colorectal surgery. Although initial applications were reserved for challenging pelvic dissections, as technology has improved and the Xi ecosystem matured, procedures such as the total colectomy (which mandates a multi-quadrant approach for surgical extirpation) have become both feasible and desirable to perform robotically. This chapter will review the operative techniques of performing a robotic total colectomy.


Robotic total colectomy Xi daVinci robotic platform Port placement Patient positioning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Soliman
    • 1
  • Rachel Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryColon and Rectal Clinic of OrlandoOrlandoUSA

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