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What is step 2 in a laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy?

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Your surgeon will carefully free the colon in sections, starting with the rectum and sigmoid colon, and finishing with the ascending (right) colon. Your surgeon will also cut and close the main blood vessels (arteries) that supply blood to the colon throughout the surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon will use a paddle-like instrument to hold loops of the intestine up and out of the way. When the entire large intestine is freed, the surgeon will free the right colon from the ileum. Then they will identify the part of the ileum to be joined with the rectum. Finally, your surgeon will pass a snare-like instrument over the colon to make sure that all of the attachments to the tissue have been cut. This tool is designed to hold a wire loop, which the surgeon tightens around any remaining tissue growths to remove them. Once this is complete, your surgeon will make one of the surgical cuts bigger and pull the colon out of the abdominal cavity.

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Fichera, A. J Gastrointest Surg, July 2011. Epub, Feb. 19, 2011.

Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York. 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Fichera, A. J Gastrointest Surg, July 2011. Epub, Feb. 19, 2011.

Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York. 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 19, 2020

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