Hand-assisted Laparoscopy: Expensive but Considerable Step Between Laparoscopic and Open Colectomy.

Gulcu B., IŞIK Ö., Ozturk E., Yilmazlar T.

Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques, vol.28, no.4, pp.214-218, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sle.0000000000000545
  • Journal Name: Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-218


Purpose: Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy (HALC) and laparoscopic-assisted colectomy (LAC) have been shown to have comparable short-term outcomes while there are limited data regarding costs. The aim of our study was to compare the short-term outcomes and costs of HALC and LAC.