Right Hemicolectomy and Ileocecectomy: Single-Port Robotic Approach

  • Vincent Obias
  • Scott Sexton


Single-incision robotic surgery is utilized in many procedures including but not limited to colectomies, prostatectomies, cholecystectomies, and hysterectomies. The greatest advantage of single-incision robotic surgery compared to laparoscopic is ergonomic superiority and return of triangulation via the cross-arm technique on the da Vinci robot, enhanced three-dimensional acuity, camera stability, and better assistant positioning. Disadvantages such as increased operative and docking time and cost of robot utilization may be offset by more experience and decreased length of stay, respectively. Further studies with larger sample size and cost-benefit analysis will help guide the future of robotic surgery.


Right Hemicolectomy Ileocecectomy Single port robotic approach Colorectal surgery 

Supplementary material

Video 10.1

Ileocolic transection (WMV 24524 kb)

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Medial to lateral mobilization (WMV 22540 kb)

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Lateral mobilization (WMV 15267 kb)

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Hepatic flexure mobilization (WMV 20189 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Obias
    • 1
  • Scott Sexton
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryGeorge Washington University HospitalWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryGeorge Washington University HospitalWashington, DCUSA

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