Major Operative Procedures in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
  • Bartholomäus Böhm


This chapter presents a step-by-step approach to the major intestinal procedures that a laparoscopic surgical team is likely to perform. While a detailed discussion of how to set up and perform laparoscopic colorectal surgical procedures, in general, was presented in chapter 8, this chapter discusses in detail the steps required to accomplish the most commonly performed laparoscopic intestinal surgical procedures. An outline for each procedure will be presented that should allow the reader to understand rapidly all necessary details to successfully perform the procedure. Each section covers the following six areas and is constructed to “stand alone” as a rapid and thorough reference for the surgeon to review before a procedure:
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    position: proper positioning of the patient, the surgical team, and the equipment

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    instruments: instruments specifically necessary for the procedure being described (in addition to general instruments)

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    cannulas: proper placement of cannulas

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    procedure: step-by-step description of the surgical procedure

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    special considerations: considerations necessitated by the procedure or disease

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    cancer: considerations in cancer surgery



Inferior Mesenteric Artery Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Resection Line Middle Colic Artery Total Abdominal Colectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
    • 1
  • Bartholomäus Böhm
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Colorectal Surgery Research, Department of Colorectal SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für ChirurgieUniversitätsklinikums CharitéBerlinGermany

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