Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy with Isoperistaltic Intracorporeal Anastomosis

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Author: David Schwartzberg
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Specialties: General Surgery
Schools: New York University Langone Medical Center
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Authors: David Schwartzberg, Noah Cohen, Jordan Schwartzberg, Paresh C. Shah

Oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic and open colectomy have been demonstrated to be equivalent, with similar three-year disease-free survival and overall survival rates for any stage. Compared to patients who undergo open colectomy, patients who undergo laparoscopic colectomy benefit from a shorter median length of hospital stay and decreased post-operative use of pain medication. Intraoperative and post-operative complications are similar between open and laparoscopic colectomy.
 
A Comparison of Laparoscopically Assisted and Open Colectomy for Colon Cancer. The Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Therapy Study Group. N Engl J Med 2004;350:2050-9
 
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