Standardized laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis in an obese male patient using the triple stapling technique
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2009;09(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2637
Obesity is a modern-day phenomenon that is increasing throughout the world. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is clearly more technically demanding in the obese patient. Apart from this, however, it is not associated with any increased risk of postoperative complications. This is the case of a 52-year-old man with a BMI of 30 who was admitted several times to the hospital because of diverticulitis. The video demonstrates the technical details in performing the laparoscopic sigmoidectomy using the triple stapling technique.