Future Aspects of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
  • Bartholomäus Böhm
  • Kiyokazu Nakajima


The field of laparoscopic colorectal surgery is squarely in the middle of the great technological changes that are occurring in surgery. The complexity of laparoscopic colorectal procedures has made it necessary to proceed slowly over the first decade, but now many new tools are emerging that are going to improve on the efficiencies and outcomes of patients requiring laparoscopic treatment of their colorectal diseases.

We have reviewed some of the important changes occurring, albeit briefly, which are now upon us, and have also made some predictions.

The operating room of the future will be a highly complex environment, filled with tools that will change the outcomes of patients in a dramatically positive way. The potential for improvements will depend on the cooperation of surgeons and the surgical industries to continue to innovate and work together.


Operating Room Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Expert Surgeon Surgical Expert Surgical Action 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bartholomäus Böhm
    • 3
  • Kiyokazu Nakajima
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Section of Colon and Rectal SurgeryNew York Presbyterian HospitalNew York
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Klinik für Allgemeain-und ViszeralchirurgieHELIOS Klinifum ErfurtErfurtGermany
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryOsaka University Graduate School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryOsaka Rosai HospitalOsakaJapan

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