This chapter outlines our technique of robotic right hemicolectomy, which we have successfully used in over 100 patients. We generally prefer the three-port technique for extracorporeal right hemicolectomy and the four-port technique for planned intracorporeal anastomosis. There are numerous approaches to dissection of the right colon, but we utilize the medial to lateral approach. This can be modified, based upon surgeon preference. Robotic-assisted right hemicolectomy affords accurate dissection and enhanced visualization and can serve as an alternative platform for the minimally invasive approach.
Right hemicolectomy Intracorporeal right hemicolectomy Intracorporeal anastomosis Robotic assisted Minimally invasive surgery Instruments Patient selection Patient preparation Patient positioning Port placement
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