A standardized technique for robotically performed sigmoid colectomy.

  title={A standardized technique for robotically performed sigmoid colectomy.},
  author={George Denoto and Eugene Rubach and Thanjuvar S Ravikumar},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={16 6},
BACKGROUND We describe a standarized eight-step technique to perform sigmoid colectomy using the da Vinci robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) in both the left upper and lower abdominal quadrants. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2005 and June 2006, 11 robotic sigmoid colectomies were performed on patients with diverticulitis or cancer. The procedures were performed through 4 ports, using a medial to lateral approach and involved moving the robot during the procedure. RESULTS We… CONTINUE READING
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