Curbside Consultation in IBD: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition

David T Rubin, MD; Sonia Friedman, MD; Francis A Farraye, MD MSc

Question 35: What Are The Latest Robotic And Laparoscopic Approaches For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery? (continued)

I. Emre Gorgun, MD; Feza H. Remzi, MD

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) requires substantial experience in the management of IBD and advanced laparoscopic surgical skills. This is very important because these patients are often malnourished and anemic and usually require high doses of immunosuppressive agents. Strong evidence supports the advantages of laparoscopic surgery in IBD, including reduced postoperative pain, faster recovery of bowel function, shorter length of stay, and earlier return to activities of daily living. Since its introduction in 1978, restorative proctocolectomy (RP) with…