Laparoscopic colectomy has become an accepted approach to colon resection. Compared with open colectomy, the laparoscopic technique is associated with equivalent long-term survival but shorter hospital stays, reduced analgesic requirements, improved cosmesis, and earlier resumption of a normal diet. Notably, right hemicolectomy is an appropriate procedure to perform laparoscopically because it lends itself to a standardized, reproducible technique. In this chapter, we discuss our approach to laparoscopic right colectomy, clearly outlining each step and the necessary considerations.
- Colon cancer
- Laparoscopic colectomy