Robotic-Assisted Total Abdominal Colectomy

  • Cristina R. Harnsberger
  • Luis Carlos Cajas-Monson
  • Seung Yeop Oh
  • Sonia RamamoorthyEmail author


Robotic-assisted total abdominal colectomy (TAC) has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in patients suitable for minimally invasive surgery. Most surgical techniques described to date report a multi-dock approach. However, a single-dock approach utilizing three robotic arms, a robotic camera, and one assistant port is technically feasible without the need for a change in patient positioning. We have found that the single-dock technique improves efficiency while performing a robotic-assisted TAC.


Robotic assisted Total abdominal colectomy Minimally invasive surgery Robotic surgery Single-dock technique 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina R. Harnsberger
    • 1
  • Luis Carlos Cajas-Monson
    • 2
  • Seung Yeop Oh
    • 3
  • Sonia Ramamoorthy
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryUC San Diego Health SystemSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryAjou University School of MedicineSuwonSouth Korea

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