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  • 2005-08-25

Technical tips for laparoscopic left colectomy in the obese patient

Epublication WebSurg.com, Aug 2005;05(08). URL:
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Obesity may pose certain technical difficulties for the laparoscopic surgeon in terms of positioning, exposure, and dissection. We believe that the surgical outcome might be equalized between obese and non-obese patients if the appropriate key operative steps are respected. Here we show certain tips that we believe will help achieve this goal.