Robotic Total Abdominal Colectomy: A Step-by-Step Approach
The use of the da Vinci robotic platform for total colectomy has been limited by the need to reposition the surgical cart from one side of the patient to the other, which increases operative time. Nevertheless, the new da Vinci Xi model offers a rotating boom-mounted system and laser-targeted trocar positioning which facilitates the application of the robotic approach to all abdominal quadrants with relocation of the arms in the ports but without re-docking or relocation of the patient-side surgical cart. In this chapter, we describe total abdominal colectomy with a robotic approach.
KeywordsRobotic total abdominal colectomy Robotic surgery Segmental colon resection
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