Comparison of Efficiencies of Three Techniques for Colon Surgery

W. SJOERDSMA, D.W. MEIJER, A. JANSEN, K.T. DEN BOER, C.A. GRIMBERGEN
2000 Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques  
Purpose: To determine the most efficient technique for performing a colectomy, we used the methodology of time-motion analysis. Methods: The efficiency of five hand-assisted and six regular laparoscopic colectomies and one open colectomy, performed by four surgeons in three different hospitals, was measured. The open colectomy was analyzed as a reference procedure. Results and Conclusions: The hand-assisted laparoscopic technique was the most efficient. Handassisted laparoscopy was therefore
more » ... py was therefore less time consuming than laparoscopic surgery. Open surgery was the fastest technique, because the time for every surgical motion is a factor of three shorter than for the two laparoscopic techniques.
doi:10.1089/lap.2000.10.47 pmid:10706303 fatcat:wrry4blatzb5nl44jr44osekce