Stay sutures have been placed and tied. Two enterotomies have been made and the stapler is inserted into the two enterotomies. The bowel and gallbladder must be carefully positioned to fully utilize the entire length of the stapling device (by pulling the
Placement of 10- to 12-mm trocars for laparoscopic assisted left colon resection. Two optional trocar sites (right upper quadrant and left lower quadrant) are occasionally helpful: , typical trocars; ¥, optional trocars.
Suggested trocar placement for resection of distal small bowel lesions. For a more proximal lesion, move the left lower quadrant trocar to the left upper quadrant. Trocars 4 and 5 are per the surgeon’s preference.