Robotic Surgery in Crohn's Disease

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Surgery for Crohn's disease presents unique challenges secondary to the inflammatory nature of the disease. While a minimally invasive approach to colorectal surgery has consistently been associated with better patient outcomes, adoption of laparoscopy in Crohn's disease has been limited due to these challenges. Robotic assisted surgery has the potential to overcome these challenges and allow more complex patients to undergo a minimally invasive operation. Here we describe our approach to robotic assisted surgery for terminal ileal Crohn's disease.
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    Author List

  • Gunnells D; Cannon J
  • Start Page

  • 286
  • End Page

  • 291
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 5