This unique reference in laparoscopic colorectal surgery starts by looking at the establishment of the Lapco training programme in the UK. It then goes on to provide a comprehensive technical manual of operative and patient care for laparoscopic colorectal surgery, offers insight into training and assessment methodology and finally looks to the future and where we may be going. It shares knowledge of a unique training programme which healthcare systems worldwide are trying to emulate, and provides an up-to-date manual of know-how from some of the world's most experienced laparoscopic colorectal trainers.
Evidence for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Background and Evidence. The Design and Development of a National Training Programme. Educational Tools and Assessment for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness of a National Training Programme. Training the Trainers, Lapco TTT. Right Hemicolectomy. Extended Right hemicolectomy and Transverse. Left Hemicolectomy and Splenic Flexure. Sigmoid Colectomy. Total Mesorectal Excision. Enhanced Recovery and Post-Operative Care. Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery. Laparoscopic Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Robotic Colorectal Surgery. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). Trans Anal Total Mesorectal Excision. Future Developments in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.