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Research Letter
Association of VA Surgeons
December 2015

Safety and Short-term Outcomes of a Single-Port Laparoscopic Approach to Colorectal Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • 2Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • 3Department of Surgery, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(12):1195-1197. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2409

Recent literature has established that single-port laparoscopy (SPL) is a feasible alternative to the traditional multiport laparoscopic approach for colorectal surgery.13 Multiport laparoscopy has been demonstrated to be safe for obese patients4; however, there is a lack of experience with and data on the use of SPL for obese patients. We hypothesize that safe and reasonable outcomes can be achieved when SPL is used before a right hemicolectomy for obese patients (ie, those patients with a body mass index [BMI] ≥30 [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared]).

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