Robotic Hartmann’s Reversal

  • Patrick Berg
  • Ovunc Bardakcioglu


Hartmann’s resection is a frequently performed procedure in an emergency setting including a colectomy with creation of an end colostomy and a blind rectal stump. Not all colostomies are subsequently reversed in an elective setting due to concerns of complications in a higher-risk patient population. A robotic reversal is presented in the chapter which facilitates a minimal invasive approach decreasing morbidity.


Hartmann’s reversal Minimal invasive surgery Robotic surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Berg
    • 1
  • Ovunc Bardakcioglu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUNLV School of MedicineLas VegasUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryUNLV School of MedicineLas VegasUSA

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