Reuben D Shin, MD, Peter W Marcello, MD. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Background: There is an increasing emphasis on colorectal cancer screening and we are finding more large and advanced polyps along with early stage cancers. Traditionally, these lesions may have required colon resections, however new techniques and technology can allow for endoscopic and endolaparoscopic resections.
Methods: We present a video of advanced endolaparoscopic resection of colonic neoplasms to demonstrate new techniques and tips.
Conclusion: Advanced endoscopy and combined endolaparoscopy is emerging as an effective and minimally invasive procedure for advanced polyps and early stage colon cancers. As surgical endoscopists, it is important to consider these new techniques in light of continued advancement in this field.