What is included in the preoperative evaluation for 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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Preoperative testing should include, at a minimum, a complete blood count (CBC), a comprehensive metabolic panel, and a blood type and screen. Prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) are not routinely necessary. A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level should be obtained prior to resections of colon adenocarcinomas.


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