Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy – Appendix 3 – Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy with Thunderbeat (no sound) (Chris Thorn, Ian Jenkins, Robin Kennedy) (2013)

Chris Thorn, Ian Jenkins, Robin Kennedy

Presented by Chris Thorn, Ian Jenkins, Robin Kennedy
Produced & Directed by Stephen Preston

This video demonstrates the technique of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. The laparoscopic approach is rapidly becoming the standard procedure for segmental colectomy and there is increasing demand for surgeons who are skilled in this area.

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has increased exponentially in the UK and has benefits to both the patient and the institution. When combined with an enhanced recovery programme, significant reduction in length of stay can be achieved, coupled with an early return to normal activity for the patient. This video sets out a safe and reproducible technique for laparoscopic right hemicolectomy and is meant as a useful adjunct to “hands-on” training, allowing the surgeon to review the procedure in his or her own time.

This video contains two procedures, one utilising the harmonic scalpel Ultracision and the other uses the Olympus Thunderbeat scapel.  Additional appendices covering tricks and tips and vascular variations of the colon aim to help surgeons and trainees come to grips with some of the more unusual aspects of the surgery.