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Leading Edge

Single Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy

New Twist on Colon Removal


It was a Friday night and Anne MacAdam could no longer stand the intense pain. Emergency room doctors determine her bowel had twisted and she would need surgery. Dr. Deborah Nagle, chief of colorectal surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, used a leading-edge procedure. She removed a large portion of Anne's colon through one small incision. Learn more about the potential benefits of single incision, laparoscopic colectomy and why BIDMC was one of the first in the country to offer this new technique to appropriate patients. Watch the video on the right.

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Posted March 2010