Laparoscopic Hand-assisted Total Colectomy

In this video, Ronald Bleday, MD, Section Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery, demonstrates the first stage in a three stage procedure for a patient with severe ulcerative colitis. Technical aspects of the procedure along with the rationale of the three stage approach in patients with severe disease are discussed. The procedure utilizes a "hand" port allowing the surgeon's hand to be used as an instrument with the laparoscope.


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Brigham and Women's Physician Resource Center

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Ronald Bleday, MD

Ronald Bleday, MD

Section Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery Program Director, Colorectal Fellowship