George Gogos-Pappas

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BACKGROUND Data on the role of laparoscopy within an enhanced recovery protocol for rectal cancer patients is rather limited. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of laparoscopy within a 'fast-track' protocol in patients who underwent sphincter-preserving surgery for rectal cancer. PATIENTS/METHODS 156 consecutive patients with low rectal(More)
BACKGROUND Depending on the extent of left colon resection, splenic flexure mobilization is sometimes necessary to achieve a tension-free anastomosis. The aim of the study was the assessment of necessity and impact on morbidity of splenic flexure mobilization for laparoscopic colectomy with anastomosis for cancer located distally to the splenic flexure. (More)
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