Meta-analysis of the laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery within fast track surgery

Abstract

Laparoscopic methods and fast-track surgery (FTS) can enhance recovery and reduce postoperative hospital stay. However, whether laparoscopic surgery can provide short-term benefits within FTS is controversial. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of published studies to evaluate the effect of laparoscopic colorectal surgery within FTS. We searched PubMed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00384-015-2493-2

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