Hand-Assisted Left Colectomy

  • Steven Lee-Kong
  • Daniel L. FeingoldEmail author


The benefits of laparoscopic colectomy over open colectomy for colorectal disease including colon cancer have been firmly established by a number of prospective randomized-controlled trials. The hand-assisted technique offers additional advantages, making it a useful tool in the surgeon’s armamentarium. This chapter lays out the authors’ step-by-step systematic approach to hand-assisted left colectomy.


Splenic Flexure Colorectal Anastomosis Energy Device Inferior Mesenteric Vein Omental Pedicle 
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Supplementary material

Video 7.1

Hand-assisted left colectomy with focus on the IMA pedicle and anastomosis (MP4 84,362 kb)

Video 7.2

Hand-assisted left colectomy. Video by Sang Lee, MD (MP4 144,343 kb)

Video 7.3

Hand-assisted sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis. Video by Sang Lee, MD (MPG 293,620 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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