What is included in patient instructions prior to laparoscopic left hemicolectomy?

Updated: Apr 13, 2020
  • Author: David B Stewart, Sr, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, MBBS, MS, PhD, FRCS, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS, FFST(Ed)  more...
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Before surgery, the patient undergoes mechanical bowel preparation under the surgeon’s care, despite the controversy as to whether mechanical cleansing of the intestine is beneficial, necessary, or potentially detrimental.


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