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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.