The use of laparoscopy in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease has been increasing. Advantages include a decrease in postoperative pain and decreased adhesion formation. Many patients who undergo this procedure are young and very concerned with their appearance. Laparoscopic surgical procedures offer smaller, more cosmetically appealing incisions. In this video we describe our technique of single port hand assisted laparoscopic ileal-pouch anal anastomosis. This technique balances the surgical safety of performing a complex colorectal operation with an acceptable cosmetic outcome.
Session: Podium Presentation
Program Number: V005