Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery for Obese Patients: Decreased Conversions with the Hand-Assisted Technique

@article{Heneghan2012LaparoscopicCS,
  title={Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery for Obese Patients: Decreased Conversions with the Hand-Assisted Technique},
  author={H M Heneghan and Sean T. Martin and Ravi P Kiran and Wisam Khoury and Luca L. Stocchi and Feza H. Remzi and Jon D. Vogel},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={548-554}
}
Laparoscopic surgery benefits obese patients but technical difficulties associated with suboptimal exposure and access in these subjects may prompt conversion to open surgery. Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) confers advantages over standard laparoscopy (LAP) by facilitating tactile feedback, assisted dissection, and retraction. These benefits could be particularly valuable in obese patients, allowing completion of difficult laparoscopic procedures in this subgroup. Our aim was to… CONTINUE READING

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