Image Category: Fundamentals: Assisted Proctocolectomy

The colon is retracted toward anterior abdominal

The colon is retracted toward the anterior abdominal wall as the vascular pedicle is divided with the linear cutting stapler.

The colon is retracted toward anterior abdominal

The colon is retracted toward the anterior abdominal wall as the vascular pedicle is divided with the linear cutting stapler.

Retracting the stomach cephalad

The stomach is retracted cephalad as the transverse colon is retracted caudad while the omentum is divided with the harmonic scalpel.

Retracting the peritoneum laterally

With the patient rotated to the left in steep Trendelenburg position, the surgeon retracts the peritoneum laterally while the assistant retracts the right colon medially.

Suggested port sites for proctocolectomy

Suggested port sites for laparoscopic proctocolectomy.

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