Robotic Left Colectomy



Minimally invasive surgery is growing rapidly every day. The benefits to patients have been well documented and analyzed and is gaining acceptance all over the world. Compared to traditional laparoscopic procedures, robotic surgery is now being used in more complex and complicated cases including colorectal surgery. The left colectomy can safely be performed robotically using different docking techniques. Long-term studies are still needed to determine if it will translate into improved clinical outcomes.


Splenic Flexure Inferior Mesenteric Artery Left Colectomy Trocar Placement Splenic Flexure Mobilization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Celebration Health-Florida HospitalCelebrationUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryFlorida Hospital—CelebrationCelebrationUSA

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