Masters Program Colorectal Pathway: Laparoscopic Left Colon Resection for Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Anuradha R. Bhama
  • Conor P. DelaneyEmail author


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common disease encountered by both general and colorectal surgeons. Crohn’s disease (CD) can manifest in a variety of clinical presentations and frequently may be complicated by an abscess and/or fistula. In these situations, there are factors that must be considered that complicate surgical management, which are unique to this particular disease process. Additionally, there are distinct issues that must be evaluated prior to embarking upon operative intervention in the elective setting. The preoperative assessment and preparation of these patients is critical for optimizing patient outcomes. In addition, there are several intraoperative strategies to successfully complete these operations laparoscopically and specific considerations for conversion to an open procedure. These suggestions are also relevant for some patients with complex diverticular disease.


Laparoscopic colectomy Inflammatory bowel disease Fistula Abscess 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Digestive Disease and Surgery InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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