Right Hemicolectomy

  • Terrah J. Paul OlsonEmail author
  • Charles P. Heise


Surgical resection of the right colon is performed for benign and malignant disease. Resection margins are determined by the blood supply to the right colon as well as surgical indication. Hemicolectomy can be performed open or laparoscopically. Preoperative preparation is briefly discussed. The steps for successful open right hemicolectomy are described. Similarly, both a lateral-to-medial and medial-to-lateral laparoscopic approach is explained. The technique for a side to side stapled ileocolic anastomosis is demonstrated, along with further innovations in surgical technique. Postoperative care is briefly outlined.


Right hemicolectomy Laparoscopic Surgical technique Colectomy Colon Anastomosis Stapled Colon cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsMadisonUSA
  3. 3.University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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